EKITI STATE JOINS OPEN GOVERNMENT PARTNERSHIP

…Ekiti State is the first in Southwest Region of Nigeria to be admitted into the group.

Ekiti State is the latest member of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) community in Nigeria. Ekiti State under the leadership of Dr. Kayode Fayemi was recently admitted into the group of States in Nigeria that are members of the global initiative.

OGP is essentially geared towards promoting transparency and inclusive governance, and creating opportunities for harnessing new technologies for effective service delivery to the benefit of the citizens of the State.

OGP, a multilateral initiative, with membership in 79 countries, was launched at the United Nations General Assembly meeting in 2016. It is designed to promote institutional partnership between government and citizens for joint planning, implementation and monitoring of government programmes and projects so as to engender all inclusive development while also curbing waste and corruption in Government.

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