Nigerian Government is prepared to launch Federal Government Information App (FGIAPP) on Dec 15.
The information app will be use as medium of communicating all government Activities not only to Nigerians but to the world at large. It will aid transparency of governance.
All government Resident Information Officers RIO, of various Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs will also post their various activities through this mobile app.
The App will enable Nigerians and other users to compare two sides of a story before drawing conclusion. It will also put Nigeria, in a better footing to the world.
Regarding the App, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, said: “We as a government and as Information Ministry will leverage on the unique technology to inform the world about what we are doing. With the new App, it means anybody anywhere in the world will get to know, real time, what is happening in Nigeria at least from our own perspective and narrative.”
“The information architecture has changed completely…Today, the story is very different because we have the New Media, and unless you show a very strong presence there, you are not communicating to the world,” he said.
Mr. Olawole Falope, the Mobile app developer said that it will be a good platform for Nigeria to blow its trumpet.
He said: “The truth is if you heard only one side of the story, you make your decisions based on just one side. It’s about time that our great nation Nigeria starts to speak and we have to speak to the world.”