LSD organizes Capacity building for state, non-State actors

The African Centre for Leadership, Strategic and Development Centre, LSD with support from MacArthur Foundation, has organized


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LSD organizes Capacity building for state, non-State actors
A Cross Section of the trainees & facilitators


The African Centre for Leadership, Strategic and Development Centre, LSD with support from MacArthur Foundation, has organized a three-day Capacity building for State and non-state actors on the Open Government Partnership OGP and Development of Action Plan for Kogi State.

 

Kogi State, which recently joined the OGP platform by indicating interest, received the letter of acceptance during the training, the state is one of the 21 States, that have signed on to the OGP process.

 

During the training, the Kogi State Commissioner for Finance, Budget and National Planning, Hon. Mukadam Asiwaju Asiru Idris, who received the acceptance letter on behalf of the Executive Governor of the state, Alhaji Yahaya Adeiza Bello, thanked the Centre for Leadership, Strategic and Development as well as MacArthur Foundation for their presence in the state and the acknowledgement of the state’s intent to drive the OGP process.

 

Our Kogi State Correspondent reports that Idris said Governor Bello was interested in transparency, accountability and innovation for the development of the state.

 

“It is common knowledge that the state government has been involved in Open Budget processes, SIFTAS, which had earned the state an award in 2021 as the most transparent state”, he stated.

 

The Commissioner, urged all the state actors to be attentive and involved in the process to bring about sustainable change for the people of the state.

 

The Executive Director, African Centre for Leadership, Strategic and Development Centre, LSD, Mr. Monday Osasa, in his opening remarks, welcomed all participants and thanked them for coming, just as he commended the state government, for taking the step to sign on to OGP.

 

Osasa, said that opening governance process, would have positive impact such as awareness, cognizance of how resources are spent and improve civic engagement on citizens and the government would also be trusted.

 

During the training, the facilitator, who is also the OGP Adviser, Mr. Uchenna Arisiku, explained that OGP is a multilateral initiative, that aims to secure concrete commitments from National and sub-National regions, to promote openness in governance, empower citizens, fight corruption and harness new technologies that can strengthen good governance. 

 

He said the OGP was introduced in 2011 with over 77 countries.

 

 

This Newspaper can report that first day of the training, featured participants from different MDAs in the state.



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Odimayo Olatunde Frederick
graduate of Mass Communication and Kogi State Correspondent of Fresh Angle International Newspaper
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