The Federal government of Nigeria has said that the Open Government Partnership initiative will be of immense benefit to Nigerians.
This disclosure was made when the National Coordinator/ CEO SERVICOM, Mrs Nnenna Akajemeli paid an advocacy visit to the Nigerian Ports Authority ( NPA) headquarters Lagos during the week.
While delivering her paper presentation to the management and staff of the Authority, Akajemeli stated that the Open Government Partnership initiative is a global coalition of reformers from the government and Civil Society towards making governance more transparent, participatory and accountable to Nigerians.
Akajemeli said that the initiative has presented a platform for co- creation, partnership and collaboration between the government ( State Actors), Civil society and the private sector ( Non state actors) that will bring immense developmental benefits to the Nation.
According to her Open Government Partnership will bring improvements in service delivery processes that will generate the revenue base for the citizens in the country when delightsome services are rendered.
The Coordinator further stated that with full commitment total buy-in by key public sector bureaucrats there will be development, reviews and implementation of service standards at service windows that will help the initiative to fall in line with our national guidelines.
SERVICOM, she said has strategized to work closely with MDA’s through their service Charters that will drive continuous citizens focused service Improvements in Nigeria.
She reiterated government’s commitment to the initiative that will foster, openness, transparency, accountability, Inclusiveness and co- creation in services delivered by the MDA’s that will translate to good governance.
In his welcome remarks, the Managing Director/ CEO Nigerian Ports Authority ( NPA) Hajia Hadiza Bala Usman represented by the Executive director Marine and operation, Honourable Onari Brown stated that NPA as an organisation is working in line with SERVICOM’ s guidelines through the pragmatic leadership of its Management.
He further stated that NPA is committed to the OGP initiative of the Federal Government of Nigeria and is willing to work in synergy with the SERVICOM office to drive the process that will culminate into citizens participation at all levels in the country.