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  •   By Okon Okon SERVICOM National Coordinator Ms Nnenna Akajemeli says the essence of governance can only be achieved when effective and improved services are provided to the people Akajemeli said this during a 2 day SERVICOM Office Agent training on the Open Government Partnership Initiative OGP labeled Charter Development Review Workshop for OGP MDA Pilots in Abuja SERVICOM is the Compact Service with all Nigerians She said the aim of the workshop was to strengthen SERVICOM s efforts to improve service delivery processes in ministries departments and agencies MDAs Akajemeli said the workshop was also aimed at improving service delivery to citizens The OGP came as a global coalition of government and civil society reformers working to make government more transparent participatory accountable by genuinely serving and empowering citizens Seven pilot ministries were carefully selected to launch the OGP initiative including the Ministry of Education Transport Agriculture and Rural Areas Health Energy Works and Housing and of Aviation The essence of governance can only be achieved when the service has truly served people and therefore a unique tool that can bring about this improvement is the service charter she said According to her part of what has been identified is that some organizations have not drafted proper service charters And that s why we re here to train to fill in the gaps to identify training gaps to update our knowledge to start doing it right And that s what makes the difference between us developing countries and developed countries she said Akajemeli said OGP was an initiative that presented a platform for co creation partnership and collaboration between governments state actors civil society organizations and the private sector non state actors in carrying out the OGP development process Ms Obialunanma Nnaobi one of the training participants said that good management of public service delivery is essential to improve living conditions and livelihoods According to her proper management of service delivery can help achieve the goals set by SERVICOM The OGP will be useful for agencies to proactively come together aligning plans processes and frameworks while engaging the audience she said Also speaking Mr Adamu Bashir Co Chair of Non State Actors thanked SERVICOM s management team for their tremendous service to the nation Bashir instructed workshop participants on using the knowledge gained at the end of the exercise to improve services to the nation and citizens The Nigeria News Agency reports that OGP is a multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from national and subnational governments to promote open government empower citizens fight corruption and harness new technologies to strengthen governance across the world including Nigeria NAN also reports that the workshop attracted participants from CSOs non state actors and SERVICOM officials from selected MDAs NOPE NAN
    The provision of public services is essential to improving living conditions – SERVICOM
      By Okon Okon SERVICOM National Coordinator Ms Nnenna Akajemeli says the essence of governance can only be achieved when effective and improved services are provided to the people Akajemeli said this during a 2 day SERVICOM Office Agent training on the Open Government Partnership Initiative OGP labeled Charter Development Review Workshop for OGP MDA Pilots in Abuja SERVICOM is the Compact Service with all Nigerians She said the aim of the workshop was to strengthen SERVICOM s efforts to improve service delivery processes in ministries departments and agencies MDAs Akajemeli said the workshop was also aimed at improving service delivery to citizens The OGP came as a global coalition of government and civil society reformers working to make government more transparent participatory accountable by genuinely serving and empowering citizens Seven pilot ministries were carefully selected to launch the OGP initiative including the Ministry of Education Transport Agriculture and Rural Areas Health Energy Works and Housing and of Aviation The essence of governance can only be achieved when the service has truly served people and therefore a unique tool that can bring about this improvement is the service charter she said According to her part of what has been identified is that some organizations have not drafted proper service charters And that s why we re here to train to fill in the gaps to identify training gaps to update our knowledge to start doing it right And that s what makes the difference between us developing countries and developed countries she said Akajemeli said OGP was an initiative that presented a platform for co creation partnership and collaboration between governments state actors civil society organizations and the private sector non state actors in carrying out the OGP development process Ms Obialunanma Nnaobi one of the training participants said that good management of public service delivery is essential to improve living conditions and livelihoods According to her proper management of service delivery can help achieve the goals set by SERVICOM The OGP will be useful for agencies to proactively come together aligning plans processes and frameworks while engaging the audience she said Also speaking Mr Adamu Bashir Co Chair of Non State Actors thanked SERVICOM s management team for their tremendous service to the nation Bashir instructed workshop participants on using the knowledge gained at the end of the exercise to improve services to the nation and citizens The Nigeria News Agency reports that OGP is a multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from national and subnational governments to promote open government empower citizens fight corruption and harness new technologies to strengthen governance across the world including Nigeria NAN also reports that the workshop attracted participants from CSOs non state actors and SERVICOM officials from selected MDAs NOPE NAN
    The provision of public services is essential to improving living conditions – SERVICOM
    General news2 years ago

    The provision of public services is essential to improving living conditions – SERVICOM

    By Okon Okon

    SERVICOM National Coordinator Ms. Nnenna Akajemeli says the essence of governance can only be achieved when effective and improved services are provided to the people.

    Akajemeli said this during a 2-day SERVICOM Office Agent training on the Open Government Partnership Initiative (OGP) labeled “Charter Development / Review Workshop for OGP MDA Pilots” in Abuja.

    SERVICOM is the Compact Service with all Nigerians

    She said the aim of the workshop was to strengthen SERVICOM's efforts to improve service delivery processes in ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs).

    Akajemeli said the workshop was also aimed at improving service delivery to citizens.

    “The OGP came as a global coalition of government and civil society reformers, working to make government more transparent, participatory / accountable by genuinely serving and empowering citizens.

    “Seven pilot ministries were carefully selected to launch the OGP initiative, including the Ministry of Education, Transport, Agriculture and Rural Areas, Health, Energy, Works and Housing and of Aviation.

    “The essence of governance can only be achieved when the service has truly served people and therefore a unique tool that can bring about this improvement is the service charter,” she said.

    According to her, part of what has been identified is that some organizations have not drafted proper service charters.

    "And that's why we're here to train, to fill in the gaps, to identify training gaps to update our knowledge, to start doing it right."

    “And that's what makes the difference between us - developing countries and developed countries,” she said.

    Akajemeli said OGP was an initiative that presented a platform for co-creation, partnership and collaboration between governments (state actors), civil society organizations and the private sector (non-state actors) , in carrying out the OGP development process.

    Ms. Obialunanma Nnaobi, one of the training participants, said that good management of public service delivery is essential to improve living conditions and livelihoods.

    According to her, proper management of service delivery can help achieve the goals set by SERVICOM.

    “The OGP will be useful for agencies to proactively come together, aligning plans, processes and frameworks while engaging the audience,” she said.

    Also speaking, Mr. Adamu Bashir, Co-Chair of Non-State Actors, thanked SERVICOM's management team for their tremendous service to the nation.

    Bashir instructed workshop participants on using the knowledge gained at the end of the exercise to improve services to the nation and citizens.

    The Nigeria News Agency reports that OGP is a multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from national and subnational governments to promote open government, empower citizens, fight corruption and harness new technologies, to strengthen governance across the world, including Nigeria. .

    NAN also reports that the workshop attracted participants from CSOs, non-state actors and SERVICOM officials from selected MDAs. (NOPE)

    (NAN)

  •   By Okon Okon SERVICOM National Coordinator Ms Nnenna Akajemeli says the essence of governance can only be achieved when effective and improved services are provided to the people Akajemeli said this during a 2 day SERVICOM Office Agent training on the Open Government Partnership Initiative OGP labeled Charter Development Review Workshop for OGP MDA Pilots Tuesday in Abuja SERVICOM is the Compact Service with all Nigerians She said the aim of the workshop was to strengthen SERVICOM s efforts to improve service delivery processes in ministries departments and agencies MDAs Akajemeli said the workshop was also aimed at improving service delivery to citizens The OGP came as a global coalition of government and civil society reformers working to make government more transparent participatory accountable by genuinely serving and empowering citizens Seven pilot ministries were carefully selected to launch the OGP initiative including the Ministry of Education Transport Agriculture and Rural Areas Health Energy Works and Housing and of Aviation The essence of governance can only be achieved when the service has truly served people and therefore a unique tool that can bring about this improvement is the service charter she said According to her part of what has been identified is that some organizations have not drafted proper service charters And that s why we re here to train to fill in the gaps to identify training gaps to update our knowledge to start doing it right And that s what makes the difference between us developing countries and developed countries she said Akajemeli said OGP was an initiative that presented a platform for co creation partnership and collaboration between governments state actors civil society organizations and the private sector non state actors in carrying out the OGP development process Ms Obialunanma Nnaobi one of the training participants said that good management of public service delivery is essential to improve living conditions and livelihoods According to her proper management of service delivery can help achieve the goals set by SERVICOM The OGP will be useful for agencies to proactively come together aligning plans processes and frameworks while engaging the audience she said Also speaking Mr Adamu Bashir Co Chair of Non State Actors thanked SERVICOM s management team for their tremendous service to the nation Bashir instructed workshop participants on using the knowledge gained at the end of the exercise to improve services to the nation and citizens The Nigeria News Agency reports that OGP is a multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from national and subnational governments to promote open government empower citizens fight corruption and harness new technologies to strengthen governance across the world including Nigeria NAN also reports that the workshop attracted participants from CSOs non state actors and SERVICOM officials from selected MDAs NOPE NAN
    Providing public services is key to improving lives – SERVICOM
      By Okon Okon SERVICOM National Coordinator Ms Nnenna Akajemeli says the essence of governance can only be achieved when effective and improved services are provided to the people Akajemeli said this during a 2 day SERVICOM Office Agent training on the Open Government Partnership Initiative OGP labeled Charter Development Review Workshop for OGP MDA Pilots Tuesday in Abuja SERVICOM is the Compact Service with all Nigerians She said the aim of the workshop was to strengthen SERVICOM s efforts to improve service delivery processes in ministries departments and agencies MDAs Akajemeli said the workshop was also aimed at improving service delivery to citizens The OGP came as a global coalition of government and civil society reformers working to make government more transparent participatory accountable by genuinely serving and empowering citizens Seven pilot ministries were carefully selected to launch the OGP initiative including the Ministry of Education Transport Agriculture and Rural Areas Health Energy Works and Housing and of Aviation The essence of governance can only be achieved when the service has truly served people and therefore a unique tool that can bring about this improvement is the service charter she said According to her part of what has been identified is that some organizations have not drafted proper service charters And that s why we re here to train to fill in the gaps to identify training gaps to update our knowledge to start doing it right And that s what makes the difference between us developing countries and developed countries she said Akajemeli said OGP was an initiative that presented a platform for co creation partnership and collaboration between governments state actors civil society organizations and the private sector non state actors in carrying out the OGP development process Ms Obialunanma Nnaobi one of the training participants said that good management of public service delivery is essential to improve living conditions and livelihoods According to her proper management of service delivery can help achieve the goals set by SERVICOM The OGP will be useful for agencies to proactively come together aligning plans processes and frameworks while engaging the audience she said Also speaking Mr Adamu Bashir Co Chair of Non State Actors thanked SERVICOM s management team for their tremendous service to the nation Bashir instructed workshop participants on using the knowledge gained at the end of the exercise to improve services to the nation and citizens The Nigeria News Agency reports that OGP is a multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from national and subnational governments to promote open government empower citizens fight corruption and harness new technologies to strengthen governance across the world including Nigeria NAN also reports that the workshop attracted participants from CSOs non state actors and SERVICOM officials from selected MDAs NOPE NAN
    Providing public services is key to improving lives – SERVICOM
    General news2 years ago

    Providing public services is key to improving lives – SERVICOM

    By Okon Okon

    SERVICOM National Coordinator Ms. Nnenna Akajemeli says the essence of governance can only be achieved when effective and improved services are provided to the people.

    Akajemeli said this during a 2-day SERVICOM Office Agent training on the Open Government Partnership Initiative (OGP) labeled “Charter Development / Review Workshop for OGP MDA Pilots” Tuesday in Abuja.

    SERVICOM is the Compact Service with all Nigerians

    She said the aim of the workshop was to strengthen SERVICOM's efforts to improve service delivery processes in ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs).

    Akajemeli said the workshop was also aimed at improving service delivery to citizens.

    “The OGP came as a global coalition of government and civil society reformers, working to make government more transparent, participatory / accountable by genuinely serving and empowering citizens.

    “Seven pilot ministries were carefully selected to launch the OGP initiative, including the Ministry of Education, Transport, Agriculture and Rural Areas, Health, Energy, Works and Housing and of Aviation.

    “The essence of governance can only be achieved when the service has truly served people and therefore a unique tool that can bring about this improvement is the service charter,” she said.

    According to her, part of what has been identified is that some organizations have not drafted proper service charters.

    "And that's why we're here to train, to fill in the gaps, to identify training gaps to update our knowledge, to start doing it right."

    “And that's what makes the difference between us - developing countries and developed countries,” she said.

    Akajemeli said OGP was an initiative that presented a platform for co-creation, partnership and collaboration between governments (state actors), civil society organizations and the private sector (non-state actors) , in carrying out the OGP development process.

    Ms. Obialunanma Nnaobi, one of the training participants, said that good management of public service delivery is essential to improve living conditions and livelihoods.

    According to her, proper management of service delivery can help achieve the goals set by SERVICOM.

    “The OGP will be useful for agencies to proactively come together, aligning plans, processes and frameworks while engaging the audience,” she said.

    Also speaking, Mr. Adamu Bashir, Co-Chair of Non-State Actors, thanked SERVICOM's management team for their tremendous service to the nation.

    Bashir instructed workshop participants on using the knowledge gained at the end of the exercise to improve services to the nation and citizens.

    The Nigeria News Agency reports that OGP is a multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from national and subnational governments to promote open government, empower citizens, fight corruption and harness new technologies, to strengthen governance across the world, including Nigeria. .

    NAN also reports that the workshop attracted participants from CSOs, non-state actors and SERVICOM officials from selected MDAs. (NOPE)

    (NAN)

  •   By Habibu Harisu The Kebbi government has established a partnership between Oxfam and the Open Government Partnership OGP initiative to improve the transparency of governance services in the state The Nigerian News Agency NAN reports that the state is the 20th in the list of states that have subscribed to the European Union supported program in Nigeria aimed at promoting good participatory governance Speaking at the start of a three day stakeholder training Friday in Sokoto Mr Usman Faleye of Oxfam the European Union s OGP implementing partner said Kebbi would attract many benefits by joining the program Faleye who is Oxfam s governance and influence coordinator told stakeholders that the action plan will be reviewed and presentations will be obtained from experts on the 2021 2022 action plan and His development It will help the state improve service delivery attract investors and donors It will also restore trust between the government and the state s citizens as citizens will now begin to make their voices heard in the budget and political process Faleye said Regarding the state s commitment to the program Faleye said that by joining the partnership the state has shown its readiness and commitment to transparency and accountability for better service delivery Hajiya Aishat Usman Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning of Kebbi State expressed the state government s commitment to programs that would promote transparency He noted that Governor Atiku Bagudu would always welcome such an initiative When we have accountable and transparent government we build the confidence of donors and investors she added She assured that the governor would continue to support the program and unveil more action plans in order to succeed NAN reports that various presentations were made and that the event witnessed questions and answers as well as engagement from civil society organizations in Kebbi NOPE NAN
    Kebbi partners with Oxfam for transparency
      By Habibu Harisu The Kebbi government has established a partnership between Oxfam and the Open Government Partnership OGP initiative to improve the transparency of governance services in the state The Nigerian News Agency NAN reports that the state is the 20th in the list of states that have subscribed to the European Union supported program in Nigeria aimed at promoting good participatory governance Speaking at the start of a three day stakeholder training Friday in Sokoto Mr Usman Faleye of Oxfam the European Union s OGP implementing partner said Kebbi would attract many benefits by joining the program Faleye who is Oxfam s governance and influence coordinator told stakeholders that the action plan will be reviewed and presentations will be obtained from experts on the 2021 2022 action plan and His development It will help the state improve service delivery attract investors and donors It will also restore trust between the government and the state s citizens as citizens will now begin to make their voices heard in the budget and political process Faleye said Regarding the state s commitment to the program Faleye said that by joining the partnership the state has shown its readiness and commitment to transparency and accountability for better service delivery Hajiya Aishat Usman Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning of Kebbi State expressed the state government s commitment to programs that would promote transparency He noted that Governor Atiku Bagudu would always welcome such an initiative When we have accountable and transparent government we build the confidence of donors and investors she added She assured that the governor would continue to support the program and unveil more action plans in order to succeed NAN reports that various presentations were made and that the event witnessed questions and answers as well as engagement from civil society organizations in Kebbi NOPE NAN
    Kebbi partners with Oxfam for transparency
    General news2 years ago

    Kebbi partners with Oxfam for transparency

    By Habibu Harisu

    The Kebbi government has established a partnership between Oxfam and the Open Government Partnership (OGP) initiative to improve the transparency of governance services in the state.

    The Nigerian News Agency (NAN) reports that the state is the 20th in the list of states that have subscribed to the European Union-supported program in Nigeria, aimed at promoting good participatory governance.

    Speaking at the start of a three-day stakeholder training Friday in Sokoto, Mr. Usman Faleye of Oxfam, the European Union's OGP implementing partner, said Kebbi would attract many benefits by joining the program.

    Faleye, who is Oxfam's governance and influence coordinator, told stakeholders that the action plan will be reviewed and presentations will be obtained from experts on the 2021-2022 action plan and His development.

    “It will help the state improve service delivery, attract investors and donors.

    "It will also restore trust between the government and the state's citizens, as citizens will now begin to make their voices heard in the budget and political process," Faleye said.

    Regarding the state's commitment to the program, Faleye said that by joining the partnership, the state has shown its readiness and commitment to transparency and accountability for better service delivery.

    Hajiya Aishat Usman, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning of Kebbi State, expressed the state government's commitment to programs that would promote transparency.

    He noted that Governor Atiku Bagudu would always welcome such an initiative.

    “When we have accountable and transparent government, we build the confidence of donors and investors,” she added.

    She assured that the governor would continue to support the program and unveil more action plans in order to succeed.

    NAN reports that various presentations were made and that the event witnessed questions and answers as well as engagement from civil society organizations in Kebbi. (NOPE)

    (NAN)

  •   The Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice ANEEJ a Non Governmental Organization NGO has extolled Edo State Government for embarking on fiscal transparency Rev David Ugolor ANEEJ Executive Director gave the commendation on Thursday in Benin during his welcome speech at a two day workshop for Civil Society Organizations and journalists The workshop was funded by the European Union and the British Council as part of the implementation of the Rule of Law and Antic Corruption ROLAC programme in Nigeria Ugolor said such effort in advancing fiscal transparency through implementation of Open Government Partnership OGP commitments in Edo State would improve oversight transparency and accountability in the management of resources The executive director said that the move would target corruption prevention measures Recall that Edo State Government signed on to the Open Government Partnership in 2018 and is committed to a transparent accountable and participatory government The State Action Plan SAP has been developed and is currently before the government for approval In the draft OGP State Action Plan concrete commitment were proposed for the implementation across five thematic areas These are fiscal transparency anti corruption service delivery and inclusion access to information and citizen engagement he said Mr Innocent Edemhanria ANEEJ Programme Manager said the state government had a vision to develop a modern and progressive society where every citizen would be empowered with opportunity to live life in its fullness According to Edemhanria the state had launched some laudable initiatives as part of the effort to actualize the vision Worthy of mention is Edo State Open Data Portal Initiative which is official data repository of the state government This portal makes it possible for the public to access information on government activities undertaken in different MDAs Since its launch the portal has about 188 data sets obtained from the various MDAs in the state and has received 74 000 page views 14 000 users and 5 000 users from 140 000 countries Other key initiatives launched with the aim of ensuring an open government include the open contracting data standard portal Edo State project monitoring system and the Edo internal revenue automation project he said Mr Imonitie Omokhadion Benin ROLAC Officer said the workshop was designed to review Edo state OGP State Action Plan SAP Mrs Abiola Daisy President Conference of Non Governmental Organisations in Edo State said the body would intensify efforts to promote integrity and dignity of the state and country at large Edited By Razak Owolabi Source NAN
    NGO lauds Edo state for embarking on fiscal transparency
      The Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice ANEEJ a Non Governmental Organization NGO has extolled Edo State Government for embarking on fiscal transparency Rev David Ugolor ANEEJ Executive Director gave the commendation on Thursday in Benin during his welcome speech at a two day workshop for Civil Society Organizations and journalists The workshop was funded by the European Union and the British Council as part of the implementation of the Rule of Law and Antic Corruption ROLAC programme in Nigeria Ugolor said such effort in advancing fiscal transparency through implementation of Open Government Partnership OGP commitments in Edo State would improve oversight transparency and accountability in the management of resources The executive director said that the move would target corruption prevention measures Recall that Edo State Government signed on to the Open Government Partnership in 2018 and is committed to a transparent accountable and participatory government The State Action Plan SAP has been developed and is currently before the government for approval In the draft OGP State Action Plan concrete commitment were proposed for the implementation across five thematic areas These are fiscal transparency anti corruption service delivery and inclusion access to information and citizen engagement he said Mr Innocent Edemhanria ANEEJ Programme Manager said the state government had a vision to develop a modern and progressive society where every citizen would be empowered with opportunity to live life in its fullness According to Edemhanria the state had launched some laudable initiatives as part of the effort to actualize the vision Worthy of mention is Edo State Open Data Portal Initiative which is official data repository of the state government This portal makes it possible for the public to access information on government activities undertaken in different MDAs Since its launch the portal has about 188 data sets obtained from the various MDAs in the state and has received 74 000 page views 14 000 users and 5 000 users from 140 000 countries Other key initiatives launched with the aim of ensuring an open government include the open contracting data standard portal Edo State project monitoring system and the Edo internal revenue automation project he said Mr Imonitie Omokhadion Benin ROLAC Officer said the workshop was designed to review Edo state OGP State Action Plan SAP Mrs Abiola Daisy President Conference of Non Governmental Organisations in Edo State said the body would intensify efforts to promote integrity and dignity of the state and country at large Edited By Razak Owolabi Source NAN
    NGO lauds Edo state for embarking on fiscal transparency
    Metro2 years ago

    NGO lauds Edo state for embarking on fiscal transparency

    The Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ), a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), has extolled Edo State Government for embarking on fiscal transparency.

    Rev. David Ugolor, ANEEJ Executive Director, gave the commendation on Thursday in Benin during his welcome speech at a two-day workshop for Civil Society Organizations and journalists.

    The workshop was funded by the European Union and the British Council as part of the implementation of the “Rule of Law and Antic-Corruption (ROLAC) “programme in Nigeria.

    Ugolor said such effort in advancing fiscal transparency through implementation of Open Government Partnership (OGP) commitments in Edo State would improve oversight, transparency and accountability in the management of resources.

    The executive director said that the move would target corruption prevention measures.

    “Recall that Edo State Government signed on to the Open Government Partnership in 2018 and is committed to a transparent, accountable and participatory government.

    “The State Action Plan (SAP) has been developed and is currently before the government for approval. In the draft OGP State Action Plan, concrete commitment were proposed for the implementation across five thematic areas.

    “These  are fiscal transparency, anti-corruption, service delivery and inclusion, access to information and citizen engagement,” he said.

    Mr Innocent Edemhanria, ANEEJ Programme Manager, said the state government had a vision to develop a modern and progressive society where every citizen would be empowered with opportunity to live life in its fullness.

    According to Edemhanria, the state had launched some laudable initiatives as part of the effort to actualize the vision.

    “Worthy of mention is Edo State Open Data Portal Initiative which is official data repository of the state government. This portal makes it possible for the public to access information on government activities undertaken in different MDAs.

    “Since its launch, the portal has about 188 data sets obtained from the various MDAs in the state and has received 74,000 page views, 14,000 users and 5,000 users from 140,000 countries.

    “Other key initiatives launched with the aim of ensuring an open government include the open contracting data standard portal, Edo State project monitoring system and the Edo internal revenue automation project,” he said.

    Mr Imonitie Omokhadion, Benin ROLAC Officer said the workshop was designed to review Edo state OGP State Action Plan (SAP).

    Mrs Abiola Daisy, President, Conference of Non-Governmental Organisations in Edo State said the body would intensify efforts to promote integrity and dignity of the state and country at large.


    Edited By: Razak Owolabi
    Source: NAN

  •  The Kaduna State Government says it has allocated 63 per cent of the N237 5 billion 2021 draft budget to education health and infrastructural development Mr Thomad Gyang the state s Commissioner for Planning and Budget Commission made this known on Saturday at a virtual 2021 Draft Budget Townhall Meeting with the theme Budget of Recovery Gyang said that education was allocated N59 6 billion representing 25 per cent of the total budget size while infrastructural development got N55 1 billion representing 23 per cent of the draft budget He added that health sector also got N35 8 billion representing 15 per cent of the total budget According to him allocation to the sectors represent 63 per cent of the N237 5 billion draft budget for the 2021 fiscal year The government allocated about 70 per cent of the total 2021 draft budget to enable the economy of the state to recover quickly from the present difficulties occasioned by COVID 19 he said Gyang explained that of the N237 5 billion proposed for the year N157 6 billion was earmarked for capital projects while N79 96 billion for recurrent expenditure He noted that the highlight of the draft document showed that the economic sub sector got N62 1 billion agriculture N10 4 billion business innovation and technology N5 6 billion housing and urban development N8 7 billion public works and nfrastructure got N37 4 billion The social sub sector got a total of N62 2 billion with education allocated the lion share of N38 2 billion health N22 6 billion and social development N1 4 billion The regional sub sector was allocated N5 4 billion of which Environment and Natural Resources got N2 8 billion and Water N2 7 billion General administration sub sector was allocated N27 8 billion which include the allocation of N19 billion to the executive governance got N5 5 billion law and justice N802 96 million as well as legislature N2 5 billion he said The commissioner said that the government was making efforts to address structural issues that would make the state resilient to shocks Gyang added that tough decisions would be made in the long term including diversifying the states revenue base away from dependence on federal allocations Government earns money from taxes fees and fines interest dividends by public sector enterprises grants and loans Therefore citizens have a role to play in this process This is the sixth budget town hall meeting we are holding and the second since Gov Nasir El Rufai s reelection in 2019 As a signatory to Open Government Partnership OGP Kaduna State is committed to the OGP principle of transparency accountability and increased citizens involvement in governance Gyang Added Also speaking the Deputy Governor Dr Hadiza Balarabe said that the state had institutionalised citizens consultations since 2015 as part of commitment to enhance transparency and accountability Balarabe noted that comments and suggestions from the citizens would be inputted as appropriate before presentation of the draft budget to the State House of Assembly According to her life must continue despite the negative impacts of COVID 19 on social and economic development Balarabe said This is why the budget prioritises capital spending and upholds putting people first policy which supports commitment to education health and infrastructure While education and health are the principal component of human capital development investment in infrastructure is critical to maintaining the state competitiveness supporting economic dynamism creating jobs and promoting the wellbeing of people Also speaking Mr Ben Kure Special Adviser to the Gov El Rufai on Political Matters said that Kaduna state cares for her citizens and would continue to invest in the lives of the people to uplift their wellbeing FDY RSA
    Education, infrastructure, health to gulp 63% of 2021 Kaduna budget – Official
     The Kaduna State Government says it has allocated 63 per cent of the N237 5 billion 2021 draft budget to education health and infrastructural development Mr Thomad Gyang the state s Commissioner for Planning and Budget Commission made this known on Saturday at a virtual 2021 Draft Budget Townhall Meeting with the theme Budget of Recovery Gyang said that education was allocated N59 6 billion representing 25 per cent of the total budget size while infrastructural development got N55 1 billion representing 23 per cent of the draft budget He added that health sector also got N35 8 billion representing 15 per cent of the total budget According to him allocation to the sectors represent 63 per cent of the N237 5 billion draft budget for the 2021 fiscal year The government allocated about 70 per cent of the total 2021 draft budget to enable the economy of the state to recover quickly from the present difficulties occasioned by COVID 19 he said Gyang explained that of the N237 5 billion proposed for the year N157 6 billion was earmarked for capital projects while N79 96 billion for recurrent expenditure He noted that the highlight of the draft document showed that the economic sub sector got N62 1 billion agriculture N10 4 billion business innovation and technology N5 6 billion housing and urban development N8 7 billion public works and nfrastructure got N37 4 billion The social sub sector got a total of N62 2 billion with education allocated the lion share of N38 2 billion health N22 6 billion and social development N1 4 billion The regional sub sector was allocated N5 4 billion of which Environment and Natural Resources got N2 8 billion and Water N2 7 billion General administration sub sector was allocated N27 8 billion which include the allocation of N19 billion to the executive governance got N5 5 billion law and justice N802 96 million as well as legislature N2 5 billion he said The commissioner said that the government was making efforts to address structural issues that would make the state resilient to shocks Gyang added that tough decisions would be made in the long term including diversifying the states revenue base away from dependence on federal allocations Government earns money from taxes fees and fines interest dividends by public sector enterprises grants and loans Therefore citizens have a role to play in this process This is the sixth budget town hall meeting we are holding and the second since Gov Nasir El Rufai s reelection in 2019 As a signatory to Open Government Partnership OGP Kaduna State is committed to the OGP principle of transparency accountability and increased citizens involvement in governance Gyang Added Also speaking the Deputy Governor Dr Hadiza Balarabe said that the state had institutionalised citizens consultations since 2015 as part of commitment to enhance transparency and accountability Balarabe noted that comments and suggestions from the citizens would be inputted as appropriate before presentation of the draft budget to the State House of Assembly According to her life must continue despite the negative impacts of COVID 19 on social and economic development Balarabe said This is why the budget prioritises capital spending and upholds putting people first policy which supports commitment to education health and infrastructure While education and health are the principal component of human capital development investment in infrastructure is critical to maintaining the state competitiveness supporting economic dynamism creating jobs and promoting the wellbeing of people Also speaking Mr Ben Kure Special Adviser to the Gov El Rufai on Political Matters said that Kaduna state cares for her citizens and would continue to invest in the lives of the people to uplift their wellbeing FDY RSA
    Education, infrastructure, health to gulp 63% of 2021 Kaduna budget – Official
    Economy2 years ago

    Education, infrastructure, health to gulp 63% of 2021 Kaduna budget – Official

    The Kaduna State Government says it has allocated 63 per cent of the N237.5 billion 2021 draft budget to education, health and infrastructural development.

    Mr Thomad Gyang, the state’s Commissioner for Planning and Budget Commission, made this known on Saturday, at a virtual 2021 Draft Budget Townhall Meeting, with the theme: “Budget of Recovery”.

    Gyang said that education was allocated N59.6 billion, representing 25 per cent of the total budget size while infrastructural development got N55.1 billion, representing 23 per cent of the draft budget.

    He added that health sector also got N35.8 billion representing 15 per cent of the total budget.

    According to him, allocation to the sectors represent 63 per cent of the N237.5 billion draft budget for the 2021 fiscal year.

    “The government allocated about 70 per cent of the total 2021 draft budget, to enable the economy of the state to recover quickly from the present difficulties occasioned by COVID-19,” he said.

    Gyang explained that of the N237.5 billion proposed for the year, N157.6 billion was earmarked for capital projects while N79.96 billion for recurrent expenditure.

    He noted that the highlight of the draft document showed that the economic sub-sector got N62.1 billion; agriculture N10.4 billion; business, innovation and technology N5.6 billion, housing and urban development N8.7 billion, public works and nfrastructure got N37.4 billion.

    “The social sub-sector got a total of N62.2 billion with education allocated the lion share of N38.2 billion, health N22.6 billion and social development N1.4 billion.

    “The regional sub-sector was allocated N5.4 billion of which Environment and Natural Resources got N2.8 billion and Water N2.7 billion.

    “General administration sub-sector was allocated N27.8 billion, which include the allocation of N19 billion to the executive; governance got N5.5 billion, law and justice N802.96 million as well as legislature N2.5 billion,” he said.

    The commissioner said that the government was making efforts to address structural issues that would make the state resilient to shocks.

    Gyang added that tough decisions would be made in the long term, including diversifying the states revenue base away from dependence on federal allocations.

    “Government earns money from taxes, fees, and fines, interest dividends by public sector enterprises, grants and loans. Therefore, citizens have a role to play in this process.

    “This is the sixth budget town hall meeting we are holding and the second since Gov. Nasir El-Rufai’s reelection in 2019.

    “As a signatory to Open Government Partnership (OGP), Kaduna State is committed to the OGP principle of transparency, accountability and increased citizens involvement in governance,” Gyang Added.

    Also speaking, the Deputy Governor, Dr Hadiza Balarabe, said that the state had institutionalised citizens’ consultations since 2015, as part of commitment to enhance transparency and accountability.

    Balarabe noted that comments and suggestions from the citizens would be inputted as appropriate before presentation of the draft budget to the State House of Assembly.

    According to her, life must continue despite the negative impacts of COVID-19 on social and economic development.

    Balarabe said: “This is why the budget prioritises capital spending and upholds putting people first policy, which supports commitment to education, health, and infrastructure.

    “While education and health are the principal component of human capital development, investment in infrastructure is critical to maintaining the state competitiveness, supporting economic dynamism, creating jobs and promoting the wellbeing of people.”

    Also speaking, Mr Ben Kure, Special Adviser to the Gov. El-Rufai on Political Matters, said that Kaduna state cares for her citizens and would continue to invest in the lives of the people to uplift their wellbeing.

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  •  Gov Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti on Monday inaugurated the steering committee of Open Government Partnership OGP to further demonstrate his administration s commitment to open governance transparency and accountability News Agency of Nigeria reports that OGP is an international multi stakeholder initiative aimed at promoting open governance citizen s empowerment fight corruption and harness new technology to strengthen member states Fayemi who inaugurated the committee at the Governor s Office Ado Ekiti said the OGP initiative was in consonance with his restoration agenda as clearly spelt out in the five pillars of his administration The steering committee which is to be coordinated by the Commissioner for Budget Mr Femi Ajayi had the Director General Office of Transformation and Service Delivery OTSD Prof Mobolaji Aluko as member Special Adviser Bureau of Public Procurement Mr O seun Odewale Permanent Secretary Finance Mr Folorunso Permanent Secretary Budget Mr Adeleke Adefolaju Accountant General Mrs Titilayo Olayinka and Special Adviser Mr Biodun Oluleye Others include Prof Oluwadare C T Olafunsho Olajide from Disability Not a Barrier Initiative President Ekiti Chambers of Commerce Industries Mines and Agriculture ECCIMA Chief Kola Akosile and Representative of the Institution of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria Mrs Agbaje Members of the steering committee according to the Governor were selected from civil society organisations professional bodies youth parliaments public service and other interest groups This was to ensure more commitment from the government to promote open governance empower citizens fight corruption and harness new technology to strengthen governance in Ekiti State The Governor explained that his administration had always prioritised inclusion of the needs and aspirations of towns and communities in the State s annual budgetsHe said that the OGP initiative would increase collaboration between government and other stakeholders to improve the standard of living of the people in the state The Open Government Partnership initiative will also promote more collaboration work within government by promoting mutual accountability information sharing and coordination among MDAs This will promote efficiency in government and delivery of the goals of the five pillars he said Fayemi explained that OGP would further strengthen his administration s reforms in open budget open contracting revenue transparency beneficial ownership transparency assets disclosure access to information citizens engagement and empowerment Ekiti being the first State to join OGP in South western Nigeria Fayemi expressed delight that his administration s efforts at deepening good governance and embracing inclusive participation were gaining recognition at international level According to him as a responsible government we always insisted that all government functionaries demonstrated understanding of accountability and transparency in their various activities The policy areas are the right to information gender and inclusion digital governance and rights protection of civic space and natural resources and fight against corruption The OGP was launched in 2011 with eight 8 founding member government In July 2016 Nigeria through the efforts of Open Alliance joined the partnership as 70th member country To deepen ongoing institutional and policy reforms in Ekiti State we applied for membership of Open Government Partnership in October 2019 the application was graciously approved he said Earlier the Commissioner for Budget and Economic Development Mr Femi Ajayi stated that the initiative involved engaging citizens in governance adding that the benefits of the partnership was enormous Ajayi said that such partnership if well coordinated would cement the already cordial relationship between the government and the civil society Edited By Josephine Obute Felix Ajide Source NAN
    Fayemi inaugurates steering committee on Open Government Partnership
     Gov Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti on Monday inaugurated the steering committee of Open Government Partnership OGP to further demonstrate his administration s commitment to open governance transparency and accountability News Agency of Nigeria reports that OGP is an international multi stakeholder initiative aimed at promoting open governance citizen s empowerment fight corruption and harness new technology to strengthen member states Fayemi who inaugurated the committee at the Governor s Office Ado Ekiti said the OGP initiative was in consonance with his restoration agenda as clearly spelt out in the five pillars of his administration The steering committee which is to be coordinated by the Commissioner for Budget Mr Femi Ajayi had the Director General Office of Transformation and Service Delivery OTSD Prof Mobolaji Aluko as member Special Adviser Bureau of Public Procurement Mr O seun Odewale Permanent Secretary Finance Mr Folorunso Permanent Secretary Budget Mr Adeleke Adefolaju Accountant General Mrs Titilayo Olayinka and Special Adviser Mr Biodun Oluleye Others include Prof Oluwadare C T Olafunsho Olajide from Disability Not a Barrier Initiative President Ekiti Chambers of Commerce Industries Mines and Agriculture ECCIMA Chief Kola Akosile and Representative of the Institution of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria Mrs Agbaje Members of the steering committee according to the Governor were selected from civil society organisations professional bodies youth parliaments public service and other interest groups This was to ensure more commitment from the government to promote open governance empower citizens fight corruption and harness new technology to strengthen governance in Ekiti State The Governor explained that his administration had always prioritised inclusion of the needs and aspirations of towns and communities in the State s annual budgetsHe said that the OGP initiative would increase collaboration between government and other stakeholders to improve the standard of living of the people in the state The Open Government Partnership initiative will also promote more collaboration work within government by promoting mutual accountability information sharing and coordination among MDAs This will promote efficiency in government and delivery of the goals of the five pillars he said Fayemi explained that OGP would further strengthen his administration s reforms in open budget open contracting revenue transparency beneficial ownership transparency assets disclosure access to information citizens engagement and empowerment Ekiti being the first State to join OGP in South western Nigeria Fayemi expressed delight that his administration s efforts at deepening good governance and embracing inclusive participation were gaining recognition at international level According to him as a responsible government we always insisted that all government functionaries demonstrated understanding of accountability and transparency in their various activities The policy areas are the right to information gender and inclusion digital governance and rights protection of civic space and natural resources and fight against corruption The OGP was launched in 2011 with eight 8 founding member government In July 2016 Nigeria through the efforts of Open Alliance joined the partnership as 70th member country To deepen ongoing institutional and policy reforms in Ekiti State we applied for membership of Open Government Partnership in October 2019 the application was graciously approved he said Earlier the Commissioner for Budget and Economic Development Mr Femi Ajayi stated that the initiative involved engaging citizens in governance adding that the benefits of the partnership was enormous Ajayi said that such partnership if well coordinated would cement the already cordial relationship between the government and the civil society Edited By Josephine Obute Felix Ajide Source NAN
    Fayemi inaugurates steering committee on Open Government Partnership
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    Fayemi inaugurates steering committee on Open Government Partnership

    Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti on Monday inaugurated the steering committee of Open Government Partnership (OGP), to further demonstrate his administration’s commitment to open governance, transparency and accountability.

    News Agency of Nigeria reports that OGP is an international multi-stakeholder initiative aimed at promoting open governance, citizen’s empowerment, fight corruption and harness new technology to strengthen member states.

    Fayemi, who inaugurated the committee at the Governor’s Office, Ado-Ekiti, said the OGP initiative was in consonance with his restoration agenda as clearly spelt out in the five pillars of his administration.

    The steering committee, which is to be coordinated by the Commissioner for Budget, Mr Femi Ajayi, had the Director General Office of Transformation and Service Delivery (OTSD), Prof. Mobolaji Aluko as member.

    Special Adviser, Bureau of Public Procurement, Mr O’seun Odewale; Permanent Secretary (Finance) Mr Folorunso; Permanent Secretary (Budget) Mr Adeleke Adefolaju; Accountant General, Mrs Titilayo Olayinka and Special Adviser, Mr Biodun Oluleye.

    Others include: Prof. Oluwadare C.T, Olafunsho Olajide from Disability Not a Barrier Initiative; President, Ekiti Chambers of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ECCIMA), Chief Kola Akosile; and Representative of the Institution of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, Mrs Agbaje.

    Members of the steering committee, according to the Governor, were selected from civil society organisations, professional bodies, youth parliaments, public service and other interest groups.

    This was to ensure more commitment from the government to promote open governance, empower citizens, fight corruption and harness new technology to strengthen governance in Ekiti State.

    The Governor explained that his administration had always prioritised inclusion of the needs and aspirations of towns and communities in the State’s annual budgets

    He said that the OGP initiative would increase collaboration between government and other stakeholders to improve the standard of living of the people in the state.

    “The Open Government Partnership initiative will also promote more collaboration work within government by promoting mutual accountability, information sharing and coordination among MDAs.

    “This will promote efficiency in government and delivery of the goals of the five pillars,” he said.

    Fayemi explained that OGP would further strengthen his administration’s reforms in open budget, open contracting, revenue transparency, beneficial ownership transparency, assets disclosure, access to information, citizens’ engagement and empowerment.

    Ekiti being the first State to join OGP in South-western Nigeria, Fayemi expressed delight that his administration’s efforts at deepening good governance and embracing inclusive participation were gaining recognition at international level.

    According  to him,  as a responsible government, we always insisted that all government functionaries demonstrated understanding of accountability and transparency in their various activities.

    “The policy areas are the right to information, gender and inclusion, digital governance and rights, protection of civic space and natural resources and fight against corruption.

    “The OGP was launched in 2011 with eight (8) founding member government. In July, 2016 Nigeria, through the efforts of Open Alliance, joined the partnership as 70th member country.

    “To deepen ongoing institutional and policy reforms in Ekiti State, we applied for membership of Open Government Partnership in October, 2019, the application was graciously approved,” he said.

    Earlier, the Commissioner for Budget and Economic Development, Mr Femi Ajayi stated that the initiative involved engaging citizens in governance, adding that the benefits of the partnership was enormous.

    Ajayi said that such partnership, if well coordinated would cement the already cordial relationship between the government and the civil society.


    Edited By: Josephine Obute/Felix Ajide
    Source: NAN

     

     

  •  The Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice ANEEJ a non governmental organisation has appealed to relevant stakeholders to intensify efforts towards protection of human rights to advance national integrity ANEEJ S Executive Director Rev David Ugolor made the call during his welcome address at a 2 day workshop for journalist and civil society organisations on Freedom of Information FOI on Monday in Benin The workshop was sponsored by European Union and executed by the British Council as part of implementing the Civil Society Advocacy to Support Anti corruption and Rule of Law in Nigeria CASARN project According to him there is need for effective collaboration between government and non governmental organisations to sustain human rights in the country He said actualizing CASARN project would help to achieve the feat in the country The goal of the CASARN project is to enhance governance in Nigeria by strengthening rule of law and the protection of human rights by reinforcing prevention mechanisms and enhance civil society and public engagement The project is also aimed to enhance Nigerian government by contributing to the fight against corruption he said Ugolor said one of the project s objective was now to support medial and CSOs advocacy for implementation of Open Government Partnership OGP commitments in Edo to improve oversight transparency and accountability in the management of resources The executive director said the project was also targeting corruption preventive measures in the state In the document concrete commitments have been proposed for implementation across five thematic areas of fiscal transparency anti corruption service delivery and inclusion access to information and citizen engagement It is in pursuance to the access to information commitments that the draft FOI law has been proposed he said According to him the CASARN project has been designed to target some of the issues captured in the OGP State Action In her part Prof Yinka Omorogbe the Edo State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice said a committee had been set up few months ago to work on a draft of FOI law for the state She the committee had come up with a draft bill noting that the drafted bill had been discussed and reviewed within the government circle FGA KAYEdited By Kayode Olaitan NAN
    NGO solicits protection of human rights for national development
     The Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice ANEEJ a non governmental organisation has appealed to relevant stakeholders to intensify efforts towards protection of human rights to advance national integrity ANEEJ S Executive Director Rev David Ugolor made the call during his welcome address at a 2 day workshop for journalist and civil society organisations on Freedom of Information FOI on Monday in Benin The workshop was sponsored by European Union and executed by the British Council as part of implementing the Civil Society Advocacy to Support Anti corruption and Rule of Law in Nigeria CASARN project According to him there is need for effective collaboration between government and non governmental organisations to sustain human rights in the country He said actualizing CASARN project would help to achieve the feat in the country The goal of the CASARN project is to enhance governance in Nigeria by strengthening rule of law and the protection of human rights by reinforcing prevention mechanisms and enhance civil society and public engagement The project is also aimed to enhance Nigerian government by contributing to the fight against corruption he said Ugolor said one of the project s objective was now to support medial and CSOs advocacy for implementation of Open Government Partnership OGP commitments in Edo to improve oversight transparency and accountability in the management of resources The executive director said the project was also targeting corruption preventive measures in the state In the document concrete commitments have been proposed for implementation across five thematic areas of fiscal transparency anti corruption service delivery and inclusion access to information and citizen engagement It is in pursuance to the access to information commitments that the draft FOI law has been proposed he said According to him the CASARN project has been designed to target some of the issues captured in the OGP State Action In her part Prof Yinka Omorogbe the Edo State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice said a committee had been set up few months ago to work on a draft of FOI law for the state She the committee had come up with a draft bill noting that the drafted bill had been discussed and reviewed within the government circle FGA KAYEdited By Kayode Olaitan NAN
    NGO solicits protection of human rights for national development
    Metro2 years ago

    NGO solicits protection of human rights for national development

    The Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ), a non-governmental organisation, has appealed to relevant stakeholders to intensify efforts towards protection of human rights to advance national integrity.

    ANEEJ`S Executive Director, Rev. David Ugolor made the call during his welcome address at a 2-day workshop for journalist and civil society organisations on Freedom of Information (FOI) on Monday in Benin.

    The workshop, was sponsored by European Union and executed by the British Council as part of implementing the Civil Society Advocacy to Support Anti-corruption and Rule of Law in Nigeria (CASARN) project.

    According to him, there is need for effective collaboration between government and non-governmental organisations to sustain human rights in the country.

    He said actualizing CASARN project would help to achieve the feat in the country.

    “The goal of the CASARN project is to enhance governance in Nigeria by strengthening rule of law and the protection of human rights by reinforcing prevention mechanisms and enhance civil society and public engagement.

    “The project is also aimed to enhance Nigerian government by contributing to the fight against corruption,”he said.

    Ugolor said one of the project`s objective was now to support medial and CSOs advocacy for implementation of Open Government Partnership (OGP)commitments in Edo to improve oversight, transparency and accountability in the management of resources.

    The executive director said the project was also targeting corruption preventive measures in the state.

    “In the document, concrete commitments have been proposed for implementation across five thematic areas of fiscal transparency, anti-corruption, service delivery and inclusion, access to information and citizen engagement.

    “It is in pursuance to the access to information commitments that the draft FOI law has been proposed,” he said.

    According to him, the CASARN project has been designed to target some of the issues captured in the OGP State Action.

    In her part, Prof. Yinka Omorogbe, the Edo State Attorney – General and Commissioner for Justice, said a committee had been set up few months ago to work on a draft of FOI law for the state.

    She the committee had come up with a draft bill’ noting that the drafted bill had been discussed and reviewed within the government circle.

    FGA//KAY


    Edited By: Kayode Olaitan (NAN)

  •  The Service Compact with All Nigerians SERVICOM is to champion a national dialogue between Ministries Departments and Agencies MDAs and Nigerians through Open Government Partnership OGP for quality governance Mrs Nnenna Akajemeli National Coordinator SERVICOM disclosed this at the inaugural meeting with stakeholders across MDAs Civil Society Organisations and Improved Service Delivery Work Group on Tuesday in Abuja The aim of the meeting Akajemeli explained is to deliberate on a way forward to achieve the set goals of SERVICOM by engaging Nigerians meaningfully through OGP policy According to her OGP is in line with the principles of SERVICOM which promotes transparency and enhances citizens participation in developing monitoring and evaluating governments activities Akajemeli added that the initiative would result in improved government responsiveness to citizens needs and efficient service delivery in the country hence the inclusion of state and non state actors in the system She said the support of both state and non state actors was critical in the new phase of SERVICOM services Nigeria signed into the OGP initiative in 2017 and under the second National Action Plan of the programme which will soon commence and SERVICOM is the lead Agency for service improvement It is on this note that we solicit your partnership and professional counsel in the realization of the goals of the OGP and in the commitments being championed by the SERVICOM office she explained The SERVICOM boss said they would begin to assess the services in seven selected pilot MDAs which include Ministry of Health Education Agriculture and Rural Development Power Works and Housing Transportation and Aviation The expected outcomes of such evaluation according to her is to assess transparent governance system functional in these ministries based on demand of the public Akajemeli added that the action was to also improve public servants value orientation and attitudinal changes significant for professionalism and excellent service delivery Also speaking Mr Benjamin Okolo National Coordinator OGP said that 79 countries were members practicing the OGP policy Represented by Mr Chris Uguala Okolo explained that OGP is a global coalition of reformers from government and civil societies working together to make government more transparent participatory accountable to truly serve and empower its citizens In her contribution Ms Obialunanma Nnaobi Member National Steering Committee OGP explained that the initiative would improve the integrity of government and the citizens trust in service delivery based on timely fair equitable and transparency The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that SERVICOM is an initiative of the Federal Government of Nigeria established in 2004 and saddled with the responsibility of promoting effective and efficient service delivery to ensure customers satisfaction Edited By JaneFrances Sadiya Hamza NAN
    SERVICOM set to coordinate national dialogue on quality governance
     The Service Compact with All Nigerians SERVICOM is to champion a national dialogue between Ministries Departments and Agencies MDAs and Nigerians through Open Government Partnership OGP for quality governance Mrs Nnenna Akajemeli National Coordinator SERVICOM disclosed this at the inaugural meeting with stakeholders across MDAs Civil Society Organisations and Improved Service Delivery Work Group on Tuesday in Abuja The aim of the meeting Akajemeli explained is to deliberate on a way forward to achieve the set goals of SERVICOM by engaging Nigerians meaningfully through OGP policy According to her OGP is in line with the principles of SERVICOM which promotes transparency and enhances citizens participation in developing monitoring and evaluating governments activities Akajemeli added that the initiative would result in improved government responsiveness to citizens needs and efficient service delivery in the country hence the inclusion of state and non state actors in the system She said the support of both state and non state actors was critical in the new phase of SERVICOM services Nigeria signed into the OGP initiative in 2017 and under the second National Action Plan of the programme which will soon commence and SERVICOM is the lead Agency for service improvement It is on this note that we solicit your partnership and professional counsel in the realization of the goals of the OGP and in the commitments being championed by the SERVICOM office she explained The SERVICOM boss said they would begin to assess the services in seven selected pilot MDAs which include Ministry of Health Education Agriculture and Rural Development Power Works and Housing Transportation and Aviation The expected outcomes of such evaluation according to her is to assess transparent governance system functional in these ministries based on demand of the public Akajemeli added that the action was to also improve public servants value orientation and attitudinal changes significant for professionalism and excellent service delivery Also speaking Mr Benjamin Okolo National Coordinator OGP said that 79 countries were members practicing the OGP policy Represented by Mr Chris Uguala Okolo explained that OGP is a global coalition of reformers from government and civil societies working together to make government more transparent participatory accountable to truly serve and empower its citizens In her contribution Ms Obialunanma Nnaobi Member National Steering Committee OGP explained that the initiative would improve the integrity of government and the citizens trust in service delivery based on timely fair equitable and transparency The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that SERVICOM is an initiative of the Federal Government of Nigeria established in 2004 and saddled with the responsibility of promoting effective and efficient service delivery to ensure customers satisfaction Edited By JaneFrances Sadiya Hamza NAN
    SERVICOM set to coordinate national dialogue on quality governance
    Metro2 years ago

    SERVICOM set to coordinate national dialogue on quality governance

    The Service Compact with All Nigerians (SERVICOM), is to champion a national dialogue between Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and Nigerians through ”Open Government Partnership (OGP)” for quality governance.

    Mrs Nnenna Akajemeli, National Coordinator, SERVICOM disclosed this at the inaugural meeting with stakeholders across MDAs, Civil Society Organisations and Improved Service Delivery Work Group, on Tuesday in Abuja.

    The aim of the meeting, Akajemeli explained is to deliberate on a way forward to achieve the set goals of SERVICOM by engaging Nigerians meaningfully through OGP policy.

    According to her, OGP is in line with the principles of SERVICOM which promotes transparency and enhances citizens’ participation in developing, monitoring and evaluating governments’ activities.

    Akajemeli added that the initiative would result in improved government responsiveness to citizens’ needs and efficient service delivery in the country, hence the inclusion of state and non-state actors in the system.

    She said the support of both state and non-state actors was critical in the new phase of SERVICOM services.

    “Nigeria signed into the OGP initiative in 2017 and under the second National Action Plan of the programme which will soon commence and SERVICOM is the lead Agency for service improvement.

    “It is on this note that we solicit your partnership and professional counsel in the realization of the goals of the OGP and in the commitments being championed by the SERVICOM office,” she explained.

    The SERVICOM boss said they would begin to assess the services in seven selected pilot MDAs which include; Ministry of Health, Education, Agriculture and Rural Development, Power, Works and Housing, Transportation and Aviation.

    The expected outcomes of such evaluation, according to her, is to assess transparent governance system functional in these ministries, based on demand of the public.

    Akajemeli added that the action was to also improve public servants’ value orientation and attitudinal changes significant for professionalism and excellent service delivery.

    Also speaking, Mr Benjamin Okolo, National Coordinator OGP said that 79 countries were members practicing the OGP policy.

    Represented by Mr Chris Uguala, Okolo explained that OGP is a global coalition of reformers from government and civil societies working together to make government more transparent, participatory, accountable to truly serve and empower its citizens.

    In her contribution, Ms Obialunanma Nnaobi, Member, National Steering Committee OGP, explained that the initiative would improve the integrity of government and the citizens’ trust in service delivery based on timely, fair, equitable and transparency.

    The News Agency of Nigeria , recalls that SERVICOM is an initiative of the Federal Government of Nigeria, established in 2004 and saddled with the responsibility of promoting effective and efficient service delivery to ensure customers satisfaction.

    Edited By: JaneFrances /Sadiya Hamza (NAN)

  •  Mr Thomas Gyang Kaduna State Commissioner Planning and Budget Commission PBC said on Wednesday that the state has revised its 2020 2025 development plan with focus now on security infrastructure economy and social development Gyang stated this in Kaduna during a meeting with Civil Society Organisation CSO to validate the revised development plan formulated with their inputs The commissioner who was represented by the commission s Director of Planning Hajiya Maryam Dangaji added that the state also included good governance law and justice as other priority areas He added that the vision was for Kaduna to be a state with abundant economic opportunities social inclusion peace and security good governance and improved quality of life of the citizenry He explained that the revised plan was built on the successes and experiences of the 2016 2020 plan He said that the formulation involved wide stakeholders engagement and participation inline with the Open Government Partnership s OGP principle of co creation It is a continuation of the quest of the government to restore the state to its historical glory with a strategic framework to realise a shared vision The plan will serve as a blueprint of strategies and actions that are planned to achieve the development aspirations of the state This will be driven by a strong political will stakeholders participation and logical implementation mechanism In implementing the plan the government through the newly established Policy Councils will coordinate and track progress and persistently communicate the priority areas of the plan to the relevant stakeholders and institutions he said The commissioner said that all sectors would develop Sector Implementation Plan SIPs which would inform the annual budgets of Ministries Department and Agencies He stressed that the measure would ensure government expenditures contained in the annual budget were in line with attainable resources and government priorities as enunciated in the SDP Gyang further said that the process would be stepped down for all the 23 Local Governments to revise the 2017 2019 Local Government Development Plan LGDP to enhance synergy and expenditure coordination between the two tiers of government Also speaking Deputy Director Planning Mr Badamasi Musa said that the validation meeting was organised for CSOs and stakeholders to confirm that the programmes outlined in the plan reflect citizens input This will strengthen collaboration among critical stakeholders and ensure citizens participation in the formulation and implementation of government plans and programmes Musa said On his part the Co Chair OGP Malam Mustapha Jumare commended the state government for engaging citizens in the formulation and implementation of its plans and programmes to ensure ownership Jumare assured the state of full support of civil society organisations in the implementation of the plan Edited By Maharazu Ahmed NAN
    Kaduna govt revises 2020-2025 development plan
     Mr Thomas Gyang Kaduna State Commissioner Planning and Budget Commission PBC said on Wednesday that the state has revised its 2020 2025 development plan with focus now on security infrastructure economy and social development Gyang stated this in Kaduna during a meeting with Civil Society Organisation CSO to validate the revised development plan formulated with their inputs The commissioner who was represented by the commission s Director of Planning Hajiya Maryam Dangaji added that the state also included good governance law and justice as other priority areas He added that the vision was for Kaduna to be a state with abundant economic opportunities social inclusion peace and security good governance and improved quality of life of the citizenry He explained that the revised plan was built on the successes and experiences of the 2016 2020 plan He said that the formulation involved wide stakeholders engagement and participation inline with the Open Government Partnership s OGP principle of co creation It is a continuation of the quest of the government to restore the state to its historical glory with a strategic framework to realise a shared vision The plan will serve as a blueprint of strategies and actions that are planned to achieve the development aspirations of the state This will be driven by a strong political will stakeholders participation and logical implementation mechanism In implementing the plan the government through the newly established Policy Councils will coordinate and track progress and persistently communicate the priority areas of the plan to the relevant stakeholders and institutions he said The commissioner said that all sectors would develop Sector Implementation Plan SIPs which would inform the annual budgets of Ministries Department and Agencies He stressed that the measure would ensure government expenditures contained in the annual budget were in line with attainable resources and government priorities as enunciated in the SDP Gyang further said that the process would be stepped down for all the 23 Local Governments to revise the 2017 2019 Local Government Development Plan LGDP to enhance synergy and expenditure coordination between the two tiers of government Also speaking Deputy Director Planning Mr Badamasi Musa said that the validation meeting was organised for CSOs and stakeholders to confirm that the programmes outlined in the plan reflect citizens input This will strengthen collaboration among critical stakeholders and ensure citizens participation in the formulation and implementation of government plans and programmes Musa said On his part the Co Chair OGP Malam Mustapha Jumare commended the state government for engaging citizens in the formulation and implementation of its plans and programmes to ensure ownership Jumare assured the state of full support of civil society organisations in the implementation of the plan Edited By Maharazu Ahmed NAN
    Kaduna govt revises 2020-2025 development plan
    Economy2 years ago

    Kaduna govt revises 2020-2025 development plan

    Mr Thomas Gyang, Kaduna State Commissioner, Planning and Budget Commission (PBC), said on Wednesday, that the state has revised its 2020-2025 development plan, with focus now on security, infrastructure, economy and social development.

    Gyang stated this in Kaduna during a meeting with Civil Society Organisation (CSO) to validate the revised development plan formulated with their inputs.

    The commissioner, who was represented by the commission’s Director of Planning, Hajiya Maryam Dangaji, added that the state also included good governance, law and justice as other priority areas.

    He added that the vision was for Kaduna to be a state with abundant economic opportunities, social inclusion, peace and security, good governance and improved quality of life of the citizenry.

    He explained that the revised plan was built on the successes and experiences of the 2016-2020 plan.

    He said that the formulation involved wide stakeholders engagement and participation, inline with the Open Government Partnership’s (OGP) principle of co-creation.

    “It is a continuation of the quest of the government to restore the state to its historical glory, with a strategic framework to realise a shared vision.

    “The plan will serve as a blueprint of strategies and actions that are planned to achieve the development aspirations of the state.

    “This will be driven by a strong political will, stakeholders’ participation, and logical implementation mechanism.

    “In implementing the plan, the government through the newly established Policy Councils will coordinate and track progress and persistently communicate the priority areas of the plan to the relevant stakeholders and institutions,” he said.

    The commissioner said that all sectors would develop Sector Implementation Plan (SIPs) which would inform the annual budgets of Ministries, Department and Agencies.

    He stressed that the measure would ensure government expenditures contained in the annual budget were in line with attainable resources and government priorities as enunciated in the SDP.

    Gyang further said that the process would be stepped down for all the 23 Local Governments to revise the 2017-2019 Local Government Development Plan (LGDP), to enhance synergy and expenditure coordination between the two tiers of government.

    Also speaking, Deputy Director, Planning, Mr Badamasi Musa, said that the validation meeting was organised for CSOs and stakeholders to confirm that the programmes outlined in the plan reflect citizens input.

    “This will strengthen collaboration among critical stakeholders and ensure citizens participation in the formulation and implementation of government plans and programmes,” Musa said.

    On his part, the Co-Chair, OGP, Malam Mustapha Jumare, commended the state government for engaging citizens in the formulation and implementation of its plans and programmes, to ensure ownership.

    Jumare assured the state of full support of civil society organisations in the implementation of the plan.




    Edited By: Maharazu Ahmed (NAN)

  •  Mr Thomas Gyang Kaduna State Commissioner Planning and Budget Commission PBC said on Wednesday that the state has revised its 2021 2025 development plan with focus now on security infrastructure economy and social development Gyang stated this in Kaduna during a meeting with Civil Society Organisation CSO to validate the revised development plan formulated with their inputs The commissioner who was represented by the commission s Director of Planning Hajiya Maryam Dangaji added that the state also included good governance law and justice as other priority areas He added that the vision was for Kaduna to be a state with abundant economic opportunities social inclusion peace and security good governance and improved quality of life of the citizenry He explained that the revised plan was built on the successes and experiences of the 2016 2020 plan He said that the formulation involved wide stakeholders engagement and participation inline with the Open Government Partnership s OGP principle of co creation It is a continuation of the quest of the government to restore the state to its historical glory with a strategic framework to realise a shared vision The plan will serve as a blueprint of strategies and actions that are planned to achieve the development aspirations of the state This will be driven by a strong political will stakeholders participation and logical implementation mechanism In implementing the plan the government through the newly established Policy Councils will coordinate and track progress and persistently communicate the priority areas of the plan to the relevant stakeholders and institutions he said The commissioner said that all sectors would develop Sector Implementation Plan SIPs which would inform the annual budgets of Ministries Department and Agencies He stressed that the measure would ensure government expenditures contained in the annual budget were in line with attainable resources and government priorities as enunciated in the SDP Gyang further said that the process would be stepped down for all the 23 Local Governments to revise the 2017 2019 Local Government Development Plan LGDP to enhance synergy and expenditure coordination between the two tiers of government Also speaking Deputy Director Planning Mr Badamasi Musa said that the validation meeting was organised for CSOs and stakeholders to confirm that the programmes outlined in the plan reflect citizens input This will strengthen collaboration among critical stakeholders and ensure citizens participation in the formulation and implementation of government plans and programmes Musa said On his part the Co Chair OGP Malam Mustapha Jumare commended the state government for engaging citizens in the formulation and implementation of its plans and programmes to ensure ownership Jumare assured the state of full support of civil society organisations in the implementation of the plan Edited By Maharazu Ahmed NAN
    Kaduna govt revises 2021-2025 development plan
     Mr Thomas Gyang Kaduna State Commissioner Planning and Budget Commission PBC said on Wednesday that the state has revised its 2021 2025 development plan with focus now on security infrastructure economy and social development Gyang stated this in Kaduna during a meeting with Civil Society Organisation CSO to validate the revised development plan formulated with their inputs The commissioner who was represented by the commission s Director of Planning Hajiya Maryam Dangaji added that the state also included good governance law and justice as other priority areas He added that the vision was for Kaduna to be a state with abundant economic opportunities social inclusion peace and security good governance and improved quality of life of the citizenry He explained that the revised plan was built on the successes and experiences of the 2016 2020 plan He said that the formulation involved wide stakeholders engagement and participation inline with the Open Government Partnership s OGP principle of co creation It is a continuation of the quest of the government to restore the state to its historical glory with a strategic framework to realise a shared vision The plan will serve as a blueprint of strategies and actions that are planned to achieve the development aspirations of the state This will be driven by a strong political will stakeholders participation and logical implementation mechanism In implementing the plan the government through the newly established Policy Councils will coordinate and track progress and persistently communicate the priority areas of the plan to the relevant stakeholders and institutions he said The commissioner said that all sectors would develop Sector Implementation Plan SIPs which would inform the annual budgets of Ministries Department and Agencies He stressed that the measure would ensure government expenditures contained in the annual budget were in line with attainable resources and government priorities as enunciated in the SDP Gyang further said that the process would be stepped down for all the 23 Local Governments to revise the 2017 2019 Local Government Development Plan LGDP to enhance synergy and expenditure coordination between the two tiers of government Also speaking Deputy Director Planning Mr Badamasi Musa said that the validation meeting was organised for CSOs and stakeholders to confirm that the programmes outlined in the plan reflect citizens input This will strengthen collaboration among critical stakeholders and ensure citizens participation in the formulation and implementation of government plans and programmes Musa said On his part the Co Chair OGP Malam Mustapha Jumare commended the state government for engaging citizens in the formulation and implementation of its plans and programmes to ensure ownership Jumare assured the state of full support of civil society organisations in the implementation of the plan Edited By Maharazu Ahmed NAN
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    Kaduna govt revises 2021-2025 development plan

    Mr Thomas Gyang, Kaduna State Commissioner, Planning and Budget Commission (PBC), said on Wednesday, that the state has revised its 2021-2025 development plan, with focus now on security, infrastructure, economy and social development.

    Gyang stated this in Kaduna during a meeting with Civil Society Organisation (CSO) to validate the revised development plan formulated with their inputs.

    The commissioner, who was represented by the commission’s Director of Planning, Hajiya Maryam Dangaji, added that the state also included good governance, law and justice as other priority areas.

    He added that the vision was for Kaduna to be a state with abundant economic opportunities, social inclusion, peace and security, good governance and improved quality of life of the citizenry.

    He explained that the revised plan was built on the successes and experiences of the 2016-2020 plan.

    He said that the formulation involved wide stakeholders engagement and participation, inline with the Open Government Partnership’s (OGP) principle of co-creation.

    “It is a continuation of the quest of the government to restore the state to its historical glory, with a strategic framework to realise a shared vision.

    “The plan will serve as a blueprint of strategies and actions that are planned to achieve the development aspirations of the state.

    “This will be driven by a strong political will, stakeholders’ participation, and logical implementation mechanism.

    “In implementing the plan, the government through the newly established Policy Councils will coordinate and track progress and persistently communicate the priority areas of the plan to the relevant stakeholders and institutions,” he said.

    The commissioner said that all sectors would develop Sector Implementation Plan (SIPs) which would inform the annual budgets of Ministries, Department and Agencies.

    He stressed that the measure would ensure government expenditures contained in the annual budget were in line with attainable resources and government priorities as enunciated in the SDP.

    Gyang further said that the process would be stepped down for all the 23 Local Governments to revise the 2017-2019 Local Government Development Plan (LGDP), to enhance synergy and expenditure coordination between the two tiers of government.

    Also speaking, Deputy Director, Planning, Mr Badamasi Musa, said that the validation meeting was organised for CSOs and stakeholders to confirm that the programmes outlined in the plan reflect citizens input.

    “This will strengthen collaboration among critical stakeholders and ensure citizens participation in the formulation and implementation of government plans and programmes,” Musa said.

    On his part, the Co-Chair, OGP, Malam Mustapha Jumare, commended the state government for engaging citizens in the formulation and implementation of its plans and programmes, to ensure ownership.

    Jumare assured the state of full support of civil society organisations in the implementation of the plan.




    Edited By: Maharazu Ahmed (NAN)

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