The Abuja Geographic Information Systems (AGIS), has won the maiden edition of the GovTech award for the best federal ministry department and agency (MDA) with Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
The award, which was presented to AGIS Thursday in Abuja, also attracted a “Trailblazer” award to the acting Director of AGIS, Isiaku Ndatsu Alfa.
City & Crime reports that the nominations and eventual awards were coordinated by the Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPRS) in the Presidency.
While presenting the awards, DG of BPRS, Dr Dasuki Ibrahim Arabi, represented by Head of ICT, BPRS, Olusegun Oguntuyi, said after a thorough assessment of MDAs in Nigeria, AGIS emerged top.
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“This award is deserving. A thorough assessment was carried out across the whole MDAs in Nigeria and AGIS happened to be the one to emerge best among them,” he said.
Responding, Alfa said: “This award is well deserved because several other states have borrowed a lead from us. We are very happy to be the trailblazers in that direction. It will spur us to do more.”