The idea to create the department which was initially addressed as "Internet Department" was
conceived with a very good intention to make for easy administration of the state. Unfortunately,
the department after the administration of the initiator stopped receiving adequate attention,
hence, it remained in comatose with virtually no activity nor programme until very recently when
governor David Nweze Umahi who in his inaugural speech on may 29th, 2015 promised that ICT will
be a major driver in his administration reactivated the department and subsequently renamed it
information and communication technology (ICT) Department.