Federal Ministry of Communication Technology/Galaxy Backbone: Programme and Change Management, Government Wide Messaging and Collaboration Services

About Project:

The GWMC is a Federal Government project aimed at providing unified Web domain name, secured e-mail service (@fedcs.gov.ng) and IP Phones (Internet Telephony) for all Federal MDAs in Nigeria. The program was rolled out as part of the Federal Government of Nigeria’s reform programmes of the Civil Service. The programme was implemented by the Federal Ministry of Communication Technology through Galaxy backbone Plc. (GBB), a government IT service agency. VIPCG was contracted to provide consultancy services on Program Management and Change Management.


The work covers all 35 Ministries and is to be spread to all Departments, Agencies and Commissions. Our team of consultants were deeply involved in managing the stakeholders. Part of our strategy was stakeholders mapping and developing a communication plan for each of them. We developed a comprehensive program for rolling-out the technology to the MDA’s with considerations for the People, Process and Technology involved.

We have constantly been leading the implementation and performance of process Improvement for change management on the project. We were involved in managing the official launch of the service. Presently, our project team is working with all stakeholders for an official policy from the office of the Head of Service of the Federation. The policy is aimed at driving usability and adoption of the services across the civil service.

Our consultants have also been involved in various activities on the project, these

  •  Facilitation of key stakeholders meetings
  • Preparation and implementation of overall project plan
  • Preparation of Project Initiation Document
  • Development of Configuration Management Plan
  • Development of Risk Management Plan
  • Development and implementation of Communication plan

Posted on:

January 1, 2013


PROJECT NAME: Federal Ministry of Communication Technology/Galaxy Backbone. January 2013 till Date



1 Vicky Idoko-Pope
Lead Consultant

2 Joseph Ame
Programme and Change Management

3 Ebere Robert Kanu
Technology Programme Management

4 Josh Ayodele Ibukun
Project Manager


Yetunde Ejuetame, Business Manager, GWMC Service Owner

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