Already, 22 Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the state have already been integrated into the portal.
Following an announcement on the launch of free public wifi in public parks across Lagos State, the state Government has also announced an online platform for interaction with residents of the state.
Making the announcement at a media briefing on Monday, May 15, 2017, Olufemi Odubiyi, the state Commissioner for Science and Technology said the citizens will be able to make enquiries, suggestions and recommendations on the activities of the government.
Per the announcement, there will be an app and a website for this interactive platform. Already, Odubiyi said, 22 Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the state have already been integrated into the portal.
You will be able to access the portal at citizensgate.lagosstate.gov.ng. While it may not be the prettiest URL, the reasoning behind its creation is where the gist really is.
“Since the launch of the platform, the portal has helped the state prevent cases of health related diseases, address child abuse, inform the state about kidnappers den, improve and help [the] cleaner Lagos initiative in the area of waste management, and traffic management,” said Odubiyi at the announcement.
The idea is that the Citizens Relations Management initiative will serve as a non-physical accessway to the government for the citizens. Basically, you will be able to interact with the government without actually going to an office and without having to deal with someone not being “on seat” - assuming it is done well of course.
Beyond this launch, Odubiyi said the government is looking to add the remaining MDAs that are not yet on the portal registry [including hospitals]. Expansion will also continue on the free public wifi program for parks in the state as well.
This is in line with the state attempt to build itself into a mega city and the launch of the Citizens Relations Management initiative is part of the Lagos at 50 celebration.