E-GOVERNANCE

AN IMPERATIVE FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE IN NIGERIA

  • Uzoma D Nosiri University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  • Juliet A Ndoh Imo State University, Owerri, Nigeria
Keywords: E-governance, political will, leadership commitment

Abstract

The achievement of good governance in these times needs a functional e-governance. This is because adequate use of ICT serves as a catalyst to an effective and efficient service delivery, quick response, accountability and transparency. Therefore, this paper is set to look at e-governance and good governance in Nigeria. The specific objectives are to show the relevance of e-governance to the actualization of good governance by looking at the link between them and to identify suitable strategies for an effective application of e-governance for realization of good governance in Nigeria. The theory of technological determinism was adopted as framework for analysis. The methodology of this paper is qualitative in nature. Data were collected through secondary sources and the analysis was also done qualitatively with case study and logical reasoning. Based on this, this paper argued that that e-governance is very essential for realization of good governance in Nigeria because e-governance ensures accountability; effective and efficient service delivery; reduces corruption; fights against security threat. This paper further maintained that to achieve good governance through e-governance, there is need for the government to ensure adequate provision of funds and infrastructure; ensure effective and high level of online services; reduction of the level of digital gap by increasing the access to internet; political will

Author Biographies

Uzoma D Nosiri, University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Department of Public Administration

Juliet A Ndoh, Imo State University, Owerri, Nigeria

Department of Political Science

Published
2019-05-08
How to Cite
Nosiri, U., & Ndoh, J. (2019). E-GOVERNANCE. SOUTH EAST JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE, 4(1). Retrieved from https://journals.aphriapub.com/index.php/SEJPS/article/view/833