Kano State: Ready for second OGP action plan


Bashir Kabir

Kano Open Government Partnership (OGP) in collaboration with PERL and UKaid conducted a 2-days retreat in Jigawa State to review the First Action Plan that was developed to run from 2018 to 2020 and to develop the Second Action Plan for more effective implementation of the OGP commitments in Kano State. The workshop started on the 6th of August 2021 and ended on the 7th at Tahir Guest Palace, Dutse.

The Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission’s acting Executive Chairman Barrister Mahmoud Balarabe, in his goodwill message, promised continued support from the State government and calls for more dedication and selflessness on the part of all members and relevant stakeholders while discharging their duties.

‘I assure you all that the OGP in Kano will work hand-in-hand with all stakeholders to implement the activities as enshrined in the State’s Action Plan’ The Acting Executive Chairman disclosed this while addressing the participants.

He also assured the members of a co-creative effort and the government’s unflinching commitment towards achieving all the activities set out for all the various thematic areas of the Action Plan.

Meanwhile, the OGP team worked relentlessly in the review of the previous Action Plan because there are still many activities that were not implemented and which need to be reflected in the new Action Plan to be developed.

It shall be recalled that The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is a multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from national and sub-national governments to promote open government, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance. Kano State is one of the States in Nigeria that signed at sub-national level with an Executive Order signed by the His Excellency the Executive Governor of Kano State Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, OFR.

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