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E-government Development in Nigeria, Bank Verification No (BVN) an Anti-Corruption Tool.

EasyChair Preprint no. 29

9 pagesDate: April 2, 2018


E-government has moved from just providing electronic information to citizens and customers alike to serving their needs. In developing countries like Nigeria, the enablement of e-government is being used as an anti-corruption tool. The introduction of the Bank Verification Number (BVN) scheme by the Central Bank of Nigeria, has helped the government in not just saving money but also protecting customer’s transaction and enhancing confidence in the banking sector. This has helped curtail the high rate of cyber and financial crime that has been part of the system. The use of BVN as an anti-corruption tool in Nigeria came at a time there was the need for openness, accountability and discipline, after years of robbing the treasury and recklessness in handling finances. As there has not been a defined method for measuring the strength or success of e-government development, in this case, BVN, in Nigeria, progress will remain at the same level. The implementation strategy of the BVN in Nigeria has mostly been a quick fix, quick win solution. In fact, there is little or no indication to show evidence of a framework for e-government. Like other leading countries, there is the need for proper implementation of strategy and framework especially towards a customer orientated process, which will accommodate every administrative body of the government institution. E-government development must have a strategy and framework for it to work, and this strategy must enclose every public administration and will not be limited to any individual bodies or organization. A defined framework or monitoring method must be put in place to help evaluate and benchmark government development in e-government. In censorious analyses of the existing methods, this paper will denote areas that must be included in the existing approach to be able to channel e-government development towards its defined strategic objectives.

Keyphrases: AFF, BVN, EFCC, fraud, MDA, Quick Fix, Quick Win

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BibTeX does not have the right entry for preprints. This is a hack for producing the correct reference:
  author = {Ernest Nwadinobi and Amanda Peart},
  title = {E-government Development in Nigeria, Bank Verification No (BVN) an Anti-Corruption Tool.},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 29},
  doi = {10.29007/h2tr},
  year = {EasyChair, 2018}}
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