Nigeria To Serve Another Term For Open Gov’t Partnership

Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Ikanade Agba

Nigeria has been elected to serve for another 3 years on the Open Government Partnership (OGP) International Committee.

Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Ikanade Agba confirmed this at the event declaring open the 13th OGP National Steering Committee meeting in Abuja.

Mr Agba said the election was due to Nigeria’s global recognition of its reform agenda in open, transparent and accountable governance processes.

“Nigeria has emerged the most impactful under National Action Plan (NAP) 1 and the outcome will be announced in the global OGP summit scheduled to hold in South Korea in December 2021”, the minister said.

“Nigeria’s efforts are being recognised globally” Mr Agba explained, adding that the country has made known its interest in the position of co-chair on the international steering committee with an election slated for October 14.

Nigeria signed up to the OGP initiative since 2016 and is now implementing the second successive National Action Plan.

The first plan was implemented between 2017 and 2019, while the second is being implemented between 2019 and 2022.

The International OGP body has an Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) that monitors all action plans of countries to ensure governments follow through on commitments.

Reporting by Harriet Parkinson, editing by Muzha Kucha

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