NESG and Ministry of Finance, Budget and National planning become substantive co-chairs of the Open Government Partnership for two years, The Nigerian Economic Summit Group
Jan 2020

NESG and Ministry of Finance, Budget and National planning become substantive co-chairs of the Open Government Partnership for two years

On the 19th of December 2019, representatives of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) and the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning became substantive Co-chairs of the open government partnership (OGP) Nigeria for the next two years. At the event, the Immediate outgone state/non-state actors National Co-Chairs, Honourable Attorney General of the Federation Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN) and Executive Director Media Rights Mr Edetan Ojo, passed on the reins of governance of the OGP Nigeria to New Co-Chairs of the National Steering Committee. The newly inaugurated Co-chairs are the Honourable Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Agba and Dr. Tayo Aduloju, Chief Operating officer/ senior fellow, public policy and strategy management of the NESG.

The 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. In the spirit of multi-stakeholder collaboration, OGP is overseen by a steering committee including representatives of governments and civil society organizations.

OGP participating countries co-create a National Action Plan (NAP) with civil society. The actions plans are "the driving device" for OGP as it is the instrument through which government and civil society develop their agreed reforms, or commitments, every two years.