The Nigeria OGP multi-stakeholder forum, National Steering Committee (NSC), with equal membership from government and non-state actors, was established with a governance
arrangement consisting of two substantive Co-Chairs (State and Non-State representatives) and two Incoming Co-Chairs (State and Non-State representatives), reflecting the principle, practice, and spirit of co-creation that embodies the Open Government Process. The National Steering Committee (NSC) is comprised of representatives from government Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs), as well as civil society organizations, the organized private sector, and professional associations, who collaborated to co-create this two-year National Action Plan (NAP), with the Federal Ministry of Budget and National Planning serving as the National Coordinating Secretariat. The Federal Government appointed the Minister of State in the Ministry of Budget and National Planning as Co-Chair (State representation) and the Senior Fellow of the Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) as Co-Chair (Non-State representative), respectively.
The NAP seeks to strengthen and mainstream transparency methods, as well as citizen participation in the administration of public resources across all sectors. This NAP is focused on the following broad themes: (1) fiscal transparency; (2) increasing access to information; (3) environment and climate change; (4) governance (5) civic participation.
The four key criteria that led the NAP III’s design and development are as follows:
1. The promise must be within the scope of the OGP.
2. Issues that were not addressed in preceding NAPs yet had the potential for reformatory
3. Issues identified at the national and global levels are critical to furthering the OGP principles,
such as inclusion, service delivery.
4. Issues raised throughout the national consultative process.
The NAP III, an enhancement to the previous NAPs, identifies the expected impact, outcome, milestones, and activities that will produce the expected impact. The OGP NAP III is motivated by the desire to have a measurable beneficial impact on ordinary Nigerians by identifying the factors that impede effective public engagement in government. The NAP III has five
– Fiscal Transparency
– Environment and Climate Change
– Access to Information
– Civic participation
The NAP III effectively deals with issues of transparency in budgeting, procurement, taxation
and natural resource governance, corruption, asset recovery management, freedom of
information, communication channels between citizens and government, service delivery and
inclusion of under-represented groups in government
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