PRESIDENTIAL Enabling Business
Environment Council PEBEC, has
picked L5 Lab as the preferred vendor
for the production and provision of
technical support services for the
proposed technology solution.
Dr Jumoke Oduwole, the Senior
Special Assistant to the President on
Industry, Trade and Investment, said in
a statement on Thursday in Abuja that
the solution would empower citizens
to monitor, evaluate and provide
feedback on services received from
government agencies.
L5 Lab is a leading indigenous
venture development company.
She said that L5 Lab had incubated
successful businesses such as
Jobberman, Cheki, Kamdora, Pass.ng,
Oya and Betazoo.
According to Oduwole, who is also
PEBEC Secretary, the company focuses
its efforts on finding and developing
great leadership teams and backing
them to implement ideas and build
businesses at par with the world’s best.
Reacting to the selection, the Chief
Executive Officer of L5 Lab, Mr Chika
Nwobi, said the firm was elated upon
hearing of the company’s selection after
a competitive and rigorous process.
“We are very pleased to work with
PEBEC in building this solution.
“We are convinced that a solution like
this will help to drive the change that
the government wants.
“L5 Lab is determined to play our
role in helping the Council achieve its
objective to make business work in
Nigeria,” Nwobi said.
In a bid to institutionalise
accountability and transparency in
Federal Government’s Ministries,
Departments and Agencies MDAs,
PEBEC had on June 24, and June
25, organised a Hackathon tagged
#PEBECHack in Lagos, Nigeria.
The competition brought together
60 young techpreneurs (15 teams)
shortlisted from almost 300
applications.
They competed on developing a
prototype solution that would allow
citizens monitor, provide feedback and
make complaints about the quality of
services received from key MDAs and
at strategic entry-point locations such
as airports, seaports and land borders.
The winning team, Team Rhapsody,
pitched an E-Government Citizen
Engagement app that allows citizens
make complaints and give transparent
and empirically tracked feedback.
The app would be useful to the
MDAs as they deepen their ease of
doing business reform efforts.
Team Rhapsody received one million
naira prize, InfusionTech which placed
second, received N300,000 while
ServiTrack got N200,000 for the third
position.
In addition, the top teams had
an opportunity to showcase their
products before potential investors at
the Techplus conference in Lagos in
July.
L5 Lab will manage the transition of
the winning prototype to production
with a timeline to go live by Oct. 1.
The preferred vendor is also expected
to provide round-the-clock support
and upgrades of the solution for an
initial period of one year after go¬live.
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