OGP 3rd National steering committee meeting
The Nigerian state focuses on addressing corruption, and the pursuit of open and transparent government. The state in May 2016 at the anti-corruption summit in London gave a commitment to the Open Government Partnership (OPG). The OGP is an international multi-stakeholder initiative focused on improving transparency, accountability, citizen participation and responsiveness to citizens through technology and innovation.
Through the initiative, the government builds citizens confidence in governance by opening up its performance and execution of government projects and budget spending.
Working towards OGP agenda, Nigerian state works with Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and organized private sector to bring effective reforms in Fiscal Transparency, Anti-corruption and Asset disclosure, Access to information, Citizens’ engagement and empowerment which the thematic areas the 14 commitments of the National Action plan were formed.
It is on this premise that CLEEN foundation became a steering committee member representing CSOs and the citizens.
On the 27th day of March 2018, Nigeria held her 3rd National Steering Committee meeting at Abuja. The meeting provided a platform for all stakeholders to reflect on the progress made in the OGP implementation and discuss possible ways of improvement.