E-Government and E-Business Research Cluster

Overview of the Cluster

The Cluster for e-Government and e-Business Research is an interdisciplinary research cluster that is committed to achieving lasting and significant improvements in the lives of Nigerians and Africans as a whole. In pursuit of this commitment, the centre engages in innovative and ground-breaking research activities that could contribute immensely to improving the quality of life and capacity development especially among the less developed and developing nations of the world. The research activities of the cluster are interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, thematic and problem-solving. The aim is to be at the forefront of policy making and advocacy initiatives and hence develop programmes along social and human development issues and concerns along the Covenant University’s mission, which is “to create knowledge and restore the dignity of the Black man via a Human Development Total Man Concept-driven curriculum employing innovative, leading-edge teaching and learning methods”.

To be an internationally renowned Interdisciplinary Research Centre that focuses on developing technologies and applications for the improvement of Governance and Business in the Developing Nations of the World, particularly Africa.

  • To engage in cutting edge research in all dimensions of e-government and e-business theory and practice.
  • To provide policy recommendations for governments in Nigeria and other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • To serve as a clearing house of information on developments and innovations in the e-government and e-business sub-sectors.
  • To provide the business sector with research-based solutions towards solving the economic problems facing the developing nations of the world and Africa in particular.
  • To engage the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) initiatives in creating knowledge and the know-how that will serve to transform the entire populace.
  • To provide life-applicable solutions to the myriad of problems facing the developing nations.
  • To serve as a think-tank for industry, academia, civil society and government.

The centre will focus on research in:

  • Information Technology development, adoption and deployment
  • e-Government’s e-Readiness assessment and adoption
  • e-Business systems adoption and deployment
  • Human capital development strategies
  • Rural community transformation strategies

The research cluster members are as follows:

  • C. K. Ayo
  • Prof A.A. Adebiyi
  • S. F. Folarin
  • A. A. Oni
  • F. Olokoyo
  • S. Oni
  • S. R. Okuboyejo
  • M. Akinbode
  • M. G. Agboola

External Members

  • V. Mbarika
  • A. Ojo
  • Patience Akpan-Obong

Products

  • Yearly proceedings of Covenant University Conference in e-governance in Nigeria (CUCEN)
  • Yearly attraction of Government officials and Industry giants to CUCEN
  • Development of Software for National Opinion Poll
  • Published Book Chapters – Issues and Concepts of E-Governance in Nigeria – A Reader
  • E-voting Software (Under Development)
  • Contribution of about 100 articles to the publication base of the University since inception
  • Yearly contribution of articles to international discourse on e-Government
  • The Centre and Covenant University are rated number one Research Centre and University on e-Government and in the World respectively

E-Government and E-Business Research Cluster

List of Cluster Members