OGP holds her 3rd National Action Plan Thematic Working Group Meeting

The National Coordinator, Open Government Partnership (OGP), Dr. Gloria Ahmed has called on the OGP Thematic Working Groups (TWGs) to reinforce their commitment towards facilitating the delivery of reforms in the areas of open government, transparency and accountability. This she said is aimed at making governance in Nigeria more inclusive and responsive to the needs of citizens. 

She made this call during the inaugural TWG quarterly meeting for the delivery of the NAP III (JAN2022-JAN2024) held in Abuja recently. She mentioned that the NAP III has Seven thematic Areas: Fiscal Transparency; Extractive Transparency; Environment and Climate Change; Governance; Access to Information; Civic participation and Improved Service Delivery.

She described the role of the TWG as critical in galvanizing the collective effort of Government and the Civil Society towards the delivery of the targeted commitments under NAP III. She also stated that the TWGs are the technical arm of the OGP body responsible for ensuring that targeted reform commitments are translated into tangible results.
Dr. Gloria continued that the inaugural TWG meeting is expected to come up with a realistic implementation plan that will guide the effective and systematic delivery of the Third National Action Plan (NAP III) for a reform focused Nigeria.
The National Coordinator further reiterated that the TWG boasts of an array of technocrats and specialists in diverse background aligned to the various reform areas targeted under NAP III which serves as a platform to  review the targeted reform landscape in Nigeria; identify realistic strategies  and synergize with the mandate MDAs to facilitate the delivery of the reforms. She emphasized the need for accurate and verifiable data that will guide policy makers in taking informed decisions that will lead to positive outcomes.
Similarly, the Co-Chair, Non- State Actors, OGP, Nigeria, Obialunanma Nnaobi-Ayodele, charged TWG members to support government in every way possible. She promised that, “in the course of the next two years, as we implement NAP III, the Civil Society will keep up with its mandate as partners in the Nigerian project by proactively holding government accountable through constructive partnerships.
She also charged members to make a difference with NAP III implementation by consolidating on the gains of NAP I and NAP II as well as bringing on board initiatives and innovations that will ensure a reform- oriented Nigeria with regards to Open government, transparency, accountable and increased civic involvement in governance.

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