Facilitating G2P payments – a real life recount.

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Facilitating G2P payments – a real life recount.

  1. 1. This document is offered compliments of BSP Media Group. www.bspmediagroup.com All rights reserved.
  2. 2. Title: Facilitating G2P payments – a real life recount Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Location: Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), Cape Town, South Africa Time: 5.20 – 5.40PM Presented by: Olutoyin J. Oloniteru Director-General, ICT Government of Ekiti State , Nigeria
  3. 3. Agenda 1. Introduction 2. Ekiti State Smart governance Model & ICT Strategy 3. The advantages of G2P payments for the government entity and for the payer 4. The model adopted 5. Future improvements and roll-out 6. Ecosystem Partners & Opportunities for the Private Sector/NGOs 7. Conclusion
  4. 4. Introduction           Ekiti State is one of the 36 States in Nigeria The Capital City is Ado-Ekiti The State was created in October 1, 1996 It is located in South West region of the Federal Republic of Nigeria It has a population of over 2.75m It is bounded by Kwara, Kogi, Ondo and Osun States respectively to the west, north, east/south respectively Official website is http://www.ekitistate.gov.ng Current Governor of the State is His Excellency, Dr. John Kayode Fayemi The State’s ICT function is driving by the Directorate of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) Mission State of the Directorate of ICT “Driving innovation and service delivery to improve quality of life and build a robust knowledge economy”
  5. 5. Cont…,  G2P mean Government-to-Person  G2P payment implies any form of payment from government to individuals (citizens, residents in the State’s jurisdiction, her employees etc)  The reverse can also be considered under this framework i.e. P2G payments i.e. Person-toGovernment payments  P2G payments can be collectively termed Collections  Why? – The two types of payments rely on the same or almost similar infrastructure!
  6. 6. Cont….,  G2P Payment Schemes  Pension payment to retirees  Salary payment to government workers  Social Security payment to senior citizens/elderly group  Fund distribution to youths under the Youths in Commercial Agriculture Development (Y-CAD)  Payment to unemployed youths/Job Creation  Others
  7. 7. SmartGovernance for Development Framework Dissemination [GOV 2.0] Digital Media Strategy Social Media Strategy [C4D] Dissemination & Participation Implementation Vehicle MDG 8 – Point Development Agenda [ICT4D] Enabling Development [GOV4D] Transforming Governance for Development [TGOV] Maintenance & Evaluation Transformation Agenda Transformational Government ICT Strategy
  8. 8. Ekiti State ICT Strategy Framework ICT POLICY AND REGULATORY FRAMEWORK SUPPORTING INTERNAL GOVERNMENT ENABLING DELIVERY OF QUALITY OPERATIONS AND CIVIL SERVICE SYSTEM PUBLIC SERVICES TO RESIDENTS AND BUSINESS •Whole of Government approach to MDA ICT needs and solutions •Development of secure and reliable government-wide network infrastructure •Cost optimization of government ICT expenditure •Leverage ICT as a tool for providing poverty eradication •Development of Electronic Government Services for Residents and Businesses •Providing ICT4D services to support Govt’s 8-Point Agenda •Increasing ICT literacy of residents ICT LEGAL FRAMEWORK Digital Signature and Electronic Document, Data Protection, Cyber Security
  9. 9. Government to Person (G2P) Payment  Where is G2P payment within our Smart governance for Development framework and ICT Strategy  G2P is a central part of Government of Ekiti State, Nigeria’s 8-Point Development Agenda, which is geared towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) G2P is part of our Transformational Governance Process  G2P comes under our (Public Facing Service Delivery) – to the Public ICT Strategy, E2P-S) External
  10. 10. The advantages of G2P payments for the government entity and to the recipient/ for the payer  For the Government (G2P & P2G)  Reduction in level of fraud  Reduction/total blockage of leakages in collection  Reduction in cost of governance to government  More efficient and effective government operations and service delivery  Promotion of e-Government and e-Governance  Increased productivity of Government workers  To the Recipient (G2P Payment)  Elimination of fraud as dispensed fund gets to receiver directly  Increased recipient’s productivity: recipient can focus on other activities as they get fund transferred to their card/mobile account (for those using these channels  To the Payer (P2G Payment)  Payments are sure to have been made directly to government; authenticity of genuine payment  Efficiency and increased productivity; payments can be done on mobile payment device, using cards at agent’s locations or at ATM/POS point etc  No risk of long distance travel to effect payment; with its attendant cost
  11. 11. The Model Adopted by Government of Ekiti State, Nigeria  Currently Mixed Methods of G2P and P2G payments are used  Semi-manual for the disbursement of stipends to the senior citizen/elderly under the State’s social security programme; attempt is being made to automate this process now  E-Payment for Government employees and appointees’ payments  Mobile Payment for the Y-CAD Scheme  E-Payment for Collections (P2G)  Basis  The elderly group/senior citizens are not mobile payment literate  Mobile payment framework currently not fully developed  Lack of coordinated and integrated Agents’ network in the State  Youths are early adopter of mobile payment services and are mobile payment literate  Our Belief  The State believes in and understand the potential that e-payment/mobile payment brings to the G2P and P2G payments space  Our Ekiti Digital Transformation Programme will address many ICT infrastructure issues; which will help to drive growth of the G2P and P2G payments in Ekiti State  Great opportunities for the private sector to participate in this space especially in deploying agency network; expanded ICT infrastructure provisioning to rural/underserved areas
  12. 12. Future improvements and roll-out  Implementation of the State’s Citizens’ Information Management System (CIMS) and linkage with National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) issued National Identification Number (NIN)  We are implementing a CIMS Project with the Social Security Database as subset; starting already  Mobile Payment for the Y-CAD Scheme, Pension, Employee payments and other services  E-Payment for Collections (P2G): mobile payments from citizens and residents  Rollout of Agency Network  Collaboration with Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) on Agency Rollout  Collaboration with Ecosystem Partner on our Ekiti Digital Transformation Programme (See next page)  Our strategy welcomes partners that bring value to us: private sector, governments, NGOs, developmental agencies, Ekiti-in-Diasporas, etc  Legal Backing for E-Payment Operations and Payments  Enactment into law of Ekiti State’s Digital Signature, Electronic Transaction and eDocument (Proposed Bill) of 2013, which is currently work-in-progress
  13. 13. Ecosystem: Partnership & Opportunities Private Sector Governme nts & Institutions Ekiti Digital Transformation Program (EKSG) Ecosystem NGOs/Dev elopment Organizati ons Ekiti-inDiaspora
  14. 14. Questions Section
  15. 15. Thank You

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