OGP NAP 2

Open Government Partnership National Action Plan

The OGP is an international multi-stakeholder initiative focused on improving transparency, accountability, citizen participation and responsiveness to citizens through technology and innovation. It brings together government and civil society champions of reforms who recognize that governments are more likely to be more effective and credible when governance is subjected to public input and oversight.

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Thematic Areas

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Commitments

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Milestones

OGP NAP 2 MILESTONES

Sn Milestone Notes/Links commitments thematic Area Start Finish Status
1 Conduct annual citizens’ satisfaction survey Minister of State Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Ikanade Agba, stated during the 8th National Steering Committee (NSC) meeting of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) in Nigeria, that the Federal Government will soon adopt a citizens’ participatory model in the preparation and implementation of budgets towards strengthening the National Monitoring and Evaluation mechanism.
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Open Budget and Audit FISCAL TRANSPARENCY 2019-10-01 2021-06-30 NO DATA
2 Mobilize CSO and citizen participation in budget hearing A Two-Day Public Hearing On The 2020 Budget Proposal Was Jointly Convened By The Senate And House Of Representatives Committees On Appropriation at the Senate Hearing Room in the National Assembly on Wednesday 23rd October, 2019. https://www.channelstv.com/2019/10/23/senate-president-opens-public-hearing-on-2020-budget-proposals/ Open Budget and Audit FISCAL TRANSPARENCY 2019-01-11 2020-02-28 COMPLETED
3 Publish timely all key budget documents to facilitate citizens’ participation according to the Fiscal Responsibility Act. The budget office published the FGN 2020 Personnel cost budget call circular on the 6th of June 2019 and the FGN 2020 Budget Call Circular on the 16th of September, 2019. The 2020-2022 MTEF & FSP (As Passed by NASS) was published on the 31st of December, 2019. https://www.budgetoffice.gov.ng/index.php/resources/internal-resources/policy-documents/mtef https://www.budgetoffice.gov.ng/index.php/2020-personnel-cost-budget-call-circular Open Budget and Audit FISCAL TRANSPARENCY 2019-01-10 2021-06-30 UNDERWAY
4 Annually publish a comprehensive citizen’s guide to the budget. A copy of the 2020 Citizens’ Guide to the 2020 budget was published and updated on the Budget Office website on 20th December, 2019.
https://www.budgetoffice.gov.ng/index.php/2020-fgn-budget-citizen-s-guide?task=document.viewdoc&id=738
Open Budget and Audit FISCAL TRANSPARENCY 2019-01-10 2021-06-30 COMPLETED
5 Hold two public forums to get citizens’ input into the pre-budget statements using the draft MTSS and MTEF document as tools and background documents in these forums. Completed The Senate Joint Committees on Finance and National Planning held a 5-day Public Hearing from 20th-25th August, 2020 on the 2021-2023 Medium-Term Expenditure Framework/Fiscal Strategy Paper (MTEF/FSP) to avail the various Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) the opportunity to present justifications on their economic and fiscal estimates contained in the 2021-2023 MTEF/FSP. https://placng.org/i/senate-holds-public-hearing-on-the-2021-2023-mtef-fsp/ One public virtual presentation of the 2021-2023 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper (MTEF/FSP) was held on Friday July 10th, 2020. https://nairametrics.com/2020/07/10/2021-budget-fg-projects-spending-plan-of-n11-86-trillion-and-deficit-of-n5-16-trillion/ An MTEF draft was also presented at a public consultation on September 9th, 2019 by the Ministry of Finance, budget and national planning. The Executive Council of the Federation had on Wednesday, September 10, 2019, however approved a proposed expenditure of N10.07tn for 2020 and this was supposed to have been drawn from the MTEF in accordance with Section 18 of the FRA, to the effect that the MTEF shall be the basis for the preparation of the estimates of revenue and expenditure required to be prepared and laid before the National Assembly under Section 81 (1) of the Constitution. PERL in partnership with the Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) facilitated the engagement of citizens groups in the 2019/20 MTSS process.
https://www.budgetoffice.gov.ng/index.php/resources/internal-resources/presentations
https://punchng.com/consultation-and-the-mtef-2020-2022/
https://www.nigerdeltabudget.org/new/index.php/11-feeds/369-advocacy-issues-for-the-federal-government-of-nigeria-2019-budget-by-otive-igbuzor
Open Budget and Audit FISCAL TRANSPARENCY 2019-10-01 2021-06-30 COMPLETED
6 Publish MDA budgets and quarterly and annual budget implementation reports on their websites in both human and machine-readable formats. Underway Quarterly MDA budget implementation reports are published on the Budget Office website. https://www.budgetoffice.gov.ng/index.php/quarterly-budget-implementation-reports/2020-budget-implementation-report The quarterly and annual budget implementation reports are however not published on respective MDA websites. According to the Federal Government Transparency policy all government MDAs must publish the following through the Open Treasury Portal: • Monthly budget performance reports, which must be ready within 7 days after the end of each month. • Monthly fiscal accounts which detail the performance of the government, within 14 days after the end of each month. The policy also requires the Accountant General of the Federation and all Accounting officers to publish Quarterly financial statements for the government as a whole and individual MDAs, respectively. Information update on the portal is currently ongoing.
https://fmic.gov.ng/fg-launches-financial-transparency-policy-portal/
https://opentreasury.gov.ng/index.php/component/content/article/92-2020/3115-2020-monthly-budget-performance?Itemid=101
Open Budget and Audit FISCAL TRANSPARENCY 2019-10-01 2021-06-30 UNDERWAY
7 Conduct Annual MDAs Needs Assessment survey whose Reports would accompany budgets in selected sectors including Health, Education etc. Nil Open Budget and Audit FISCAL TRANSPARENCY 2019-10-01 2020-09-30 INACTIVE
8 Advocate for public hearings organized by the National Assembly on the budget A two-day public hearing on the 2020 budget was jointly convened by the Senate and House of Representatives Committees on Appropriation on 23rd October, 2019. https://www.pulse.ng/news/local/senate-begins-public-hearing-on-2020-budget/34wmlkn According to the Senate, a two-day public hearing on the Appropriation Bill by the two chambers of the National Assembly is proposed for November 9-10, 2020 towards passing the Appropriation bill by 3rd December, 2020. https://allafrica.com/stories/202010160494.html Open Budget and Audit FISCAL TRANSPARENCY 2019-10-01 2019-10-31 COMPLETED
9 Adopt simple technology- based feedback mechanism for projects at community level for project monitoring by government and CSOs Different CSOs continue to deploy tech-based interactive platforms to engage citizens and government on implementation of capital projects at the community level like Udeme by Premium times, Tracka by BudgIT, Budeshi by PPDC and Procurement monitoring tracker by CISLAC. The government agency portals for citizen engagement on community projects like NOCOPO by BPP and iMonitor by the Budget Office are currently available. Open Budget and Audit FISCAL TRANSPARENCY 2019-10-01 2021-06-30 COMPLETED
10 To carry out multi-stakeholder engagement on the actualization of a definite budget calendar – the lack of observing a clear financial year affects citizens’ participation in the budgeting process and indeed creates a knock-on effect on all other stages of the budget. Nigeria returned to a January-December budget calendar after President Muhammadu Buhari signed the 2020 Appropriation bill into law on 17th December, 2020. https://businessday.ng/exclusives/article/updated-12-years-after-nigeria-returns-to-jan-dec-budget-cycle/ President Muhammadu Buhari on 8th October, 2020, presented the N13.08 trillion 2021 Budget to the joint session of the National Assembly. https://www.budgetoffice.gov.ng/index.php/2021-budget-speech Open Budget and Audit FISCAL TRANSPARENCY 2019-10-01 2020-02-29 COMPLETED
11 Coordination and establishment of Fiscal Transparency portal The Federal Government Transparency Policy/Open-Treasury Portal on Monday, 9th December, 2019, at the International Conference Centre (ICC), Abuja. https://fmic.gov.ng/fg-launches-financial-transparency-policy-portal/ Open Budget and Audit FISCAL TRANSPARENCY 2019-10-01 2021-05-31 COMPLETED
12 Conduct citizen participatory audit on government programs/projects implemented in selected sectors including Health, Education, Water, Sanitation and Social Investments etc. A number of CSOs have conducted monitoring activities on government and produced reports and memos including a Joint Memo by Civil Society Organizations on Response to COVID-19 Pandemic in Nigeria, amongst others. https://www.osiwa.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/COVID19-CSOs-Joint-Memo-final.pdf Following a virtual meeting of CSOs in the Nigerian social protection space on April 28, 2020, a loose association of CSOs under the aegis of the CSO Social Protection Forum towards establishing a cohesive platform for the effective participation of CSOs in Nigeria’s social protection agenda, harmonizing respective ongoing activities and exploring opportunities for collaborations in effectively monitoring government programs/projects implemented in selected sectors including Health, Education, Water, Sanitation and Social Investments etc. Successive public participation meetings have been held to keep the public abreast of on-goings in the socio-economic sector. https://nnn.com.ng/ngo-designs-participatory-work-plan-project-monitoring-tools-for-sbmcs-in-kaduna/ Open Budget and Audit FISCAL TRANSPARENCY 2019-10-01 2021-05-31 UNDERWAY
13 Advocate for timely publishing of audit recommendations by the National Assembly Various CSOs have advocated in this regards towards implementation of key recommendations and reforms in the Federal Audit process. https://twitter.com/Step_Up_Nigeria/status/1252865076182188039 http://csj-ng.org/the-imperative-of-a-new-audit-legislation/ https://guardian.ng/news/senate-moves-to-enforce-compliance-with-audit-rules/ https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/07/nnpc-audit-report-cislac-calls-on-nass-to-summon-management-for-public-hearing/ Open Budget and Audit FISCAL TRANSPARENCY 2019-10-01 2021-05-31 UNDERWAY
14 Advocate for timely implementation of audit recommendations by Executive agencies A coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), urged the Federal Government to prosecute officials of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), indicted by audit reports recently submitted by the Auditor-General of the Federation. https://nnn.com.ng/anti-corruption-csos-wants-fg-to-sanction-mdas-indicted-by-audit-reports/ Open Budget and Audit FISCAL TRANSPARENCY 2019-10-01 2021-05-31 UNDERWAY
15 Capacity building for all MDAs for the use of NOCOPO. Capacity building for CSOs and private sector on the use of NOCOPO The Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP), conducted a four-day Sectoral Training on Preparation of Procurement Plans and Procurement Records in line with the provisions of the Public Procurement Act, 2007 using the planning module of the National Open Contracting Portal (NOCOPO) at the Study Centre, National Open University of Nigeria, Abuja from the 14th-17th October, 2019. Calls have however been made, urging the BPP to implement its commitment to train all public institutions to be able to use the NOCOPO effectively. • https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwiXmJX_tJLnAhWPy4UKHbRXC9IQFjAAegQIAhAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bpp.gov.ng%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2019%2F10%2FNOCOPO-TRAINING-14TH-17TH-OCTOBER-2019.pdf&usg=AOvVaw15HcnP0cTkYg53l3TT7h_n • https://www.pressreader.com/nigeria/thisday/20191016/281672551710131 • https://business247news.com/2019/10/14/bpp-trains-mdas-on-new-portal-to-enhance-transparency-in-procurement-process/ Open Procurement FISCAL TRANSPARENCY 2019-10-01 2021-08-31 COMPLETED
16 Capacity building for sensitization of citizens on how to engage at every stage of the procurement cycle in collaboration with other stakeholders Underway The Integrity Organization Ltd (Gte) in collaboration with ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) conducted a 2-day advanced training on private sector engagement in Lagos on the 19th And 20th Of February, 2020 (as a follow-up to a training held between the 18th to 23rd of March, 2019) to apprise CSOs and the media on components of the Ethics and Integrity compliance risk framework for managing and monitoring procurement processes. https://integritynigeria.org/integrity-organization-hosts-advanced-training-on-private-sector-engagement-for-csos/ Media Rights Agenda held a two-day multi-stakeholder training workshop on Open Contracting in Nigeria on the 19th and 20th November, of 2019 for participants from public institutions, civil society organisations and the media as well as the Secretariat of the Open Government Partnership (OGP). https://www.thenigerianvoice.com/news/283092/two-day-multi-stakeholder-training-workshop-on-open-contract.html Open Procurement FISCAL TRANSPARENCY 2019-10-01 2021-07-31 UNDERWAY
17 Integrate the organized private sector and gender-based organizations into the existing open contracting Forum (PPMWG) Nil Open Procurement FISCAL TRANSPARENCY 2019-10-01 2021-06-30 NO DATA
18 Upgrade of the NOCOPO portal to reflect user feedback, private sector segment, contractual data and analytical tools for better user experience The NOCOPO has been updated to feature these new additions. http://nocopo.bpp.gov.ng/ Open Procurement FISCAL TRANSPARENCY 2019-10-01 2021-06-30 COMPLETED
19 Increase engagement with available data sets through procurement monitoring by groups (CSOs, gender CSOs, private sector, etc.) • CivicHive alleged that the NOCOPO website was taken down after its series of tweets exposing 7 MDAs that spent N3.03bn on COVID-19 contracts on 3rd August, 2020. • PPDC has analyzed the data published on NOCOPO in 2019 and 2020 that indicated that there has been an improvement in disclosure with 450 projects published on NOCOPO in 2019 which increased in 2020 with 611 projects disclosed. https://africafoicentre.org/nigeria-embraces-adoption-of-the-open-contracting-data-standards/ • The Budeshi e-platform hosts COVID-19 data available from Bureau of Public Procurement's NOCOPO. https://www.budeshi.ng/ Open Procurement FISCAL TRANSPARENCY 2019-10-01 2021-06-30 UNDERWAY
20 Conduct an annual NOCOPO ranking in line with SGF’s circular, Public Procurement Act 2007 and BPP’s directive mandating data publication on NOCOPO • The Open Contracting Ranking (OCR) is conducted annually by PPDC using data from NOCOPO and under the auspices of the OGP, close collaboration with the BPP and validated by the OGP community and an independent consultant. The OCR benchmarks all Nigerian MDAs across all sectors on their compliance, proactiveness and implementation of e-GP systems in Nigeria, put in place to strengthen accountability and procurement outcomes. PPDC on 16th October, 2020 put out a Call for Expression of Interest for a consultant for an OCR validation to review the methodology, process and outputs of the ranking before it is published. https://www.procurementmonitor.org/call-for-expression-of-interest/ • ANEEJ presented a Federal MDAs Ranking on the use of Nigeria Open Contracting (NOCOPO) portal on 8th October, 2020. https://mobile.twitter.com/aneejnigeria/status/1314199639470600193 Open Procurement FISCAL TRANSPARENCY 2019-10-01 2021-06-30 COMPLETED
21 Establish sustained integration of the Nigeria open contracting portal with the budgeting system and (e-government platform) EGP An advertisement Requesting for Bid Information Systems (Design, Development/Customization, Supply, Installation and Maintenance of an Electronic Government Procurement (e-GP) System Link to the Electronic Government Procurement (e-GP) bidding document has been created by the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP). https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe0fGD_AlrEH7mrxPoS6CpGMRE8Z7hz9-YlMrjBbIt7CVhQrA/viewform Open Procurement FISCAL TRANSPARENCY 2019-10-01 2021-06-30 UNDERWAY
22 Inclusion of the requirement of the Beneficial ownership in public procurement The CAMA 2020 provides that beneficial ownership information of ALL companies operating in Nigeria, be made available and published on a public register, without specific classification. Open Procurement FISCAL TRANSPARENCY 2019-10-01 2020-10-31 COMPLETED
23 Sensitization of corporate organizations on the content and requirements of Common Reporting Standard. The Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, scheduled a series of web-based events to engage with reporting entities (money deposit banks, asset management companies, life assurance companies, securities trading firms, etc.) and their tax advisers with a view to educating them on AEOI legal provisions, reporting process and use of the CRS infrastructure. The set dates were the 4th and 5th August, 2020. https://dailypost.ng/2020/07/30/firs-public-announcement-on-sensitization-of-financial-institutions-on-compliance-with-common-reporting-standard-in-nigeria/ Revenue Transparency FISCAL TRANSPARENCY 2019-10-01 2021-06-30 UNDERWAY
24 Issuance of directives to relevant stakeholders for compliance with Common Reporting Standard. The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has issued the Income Tax (Common Reporting Standard) Regulations, 2019 (CRS Regulations) to take effect from 1st July 2019. https://home.kpmg/ng/en/home/insights/2019/09/firs-issues-income-tax--common-reporting-standard--regulations--.html Revenue Transparency FISCAL TRANSPARENCY 2019-10-01 2021-10-31 COMPLETED
25 Review and enforcement of penalties for non-compliance to standards. The regulation covers the penalties and directives to stakeholders. Filing deadline for information return is fixed for May 31, 2020, after which enforcements of penalties can be made. https://businesspost.ng/economy/firs-rolls-out-fines-for-violation-of-crs-regulations/ Revenue Transparency FISCAL TRANSPARENCY 2019-10-01 2021-06-30 UNDERWAY
26 Closing of legal loopholes across all agencies hindering the revenue generation ecosystem An MoU was signed between the Office of the Auditor General for the Federation and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission at the headquarters of the OAGF in Abuja on 4th March, 2020 to jointly audit the revenue generating agencies including the Federal Inland Revenue Service. https://economicconfidential.com/2020/03/agf-probe-revenue-leakages-firs/ The Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), Ahmed Idris noted that the Federal government does not have the required platform for monitoring revenues inflows of the various revenue-generating agencies of government. Only 60 out of the 300 revenue-generating agencies, are being monitored. https://www.radionigeria.gov.ng/2020/11/05/fg-lacks-capacity-to-monitor-revenue-inflows-agf/ Revenue Transparency FISCAL TRANSPARENCY 2019-10-01 2021-06-30 UNDERWAY
27 Review extant customs and excise laws to bring in line with current global practices – NCS The Finance Act, an omnibus legislation passed into law on the 13th of January, 2020, amends the Customs, Excise, Tariffs etc (Consolidation Act (CETA), subjecting importation of excisable products to excise duties at the same rates applicable to locally manufactured items.
https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/372358-buhari-signs-finance-bill-into-law.html
While excise duty is applicable on beer and stout, wines, spirits, cigarettes, and homogenised tobacco manufactured in or imported into Nigeria at 20% and there is an annual specific rate increase on tobacco products, there have been calls for enforcement of between 50 and 70 per cent tax and excise duties on tobacco products in Nigeria, as obtained in other climes. https://guardian.ng/news/nigeria/national/stakeholders-seek-global-standard-for-tobacco-control-tax-excise/
Revenue Transparency FISCAL TRANSPARENCY 2019-10-01 2020-12-30 UNDERWAY
28 Obtain the universe of manufacturing companies and ascertain compliance with excise payment – NCS The Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission conducts a monitoring and verification exercise on selected manufacturing companies in Nigeria that pay excise duty into the Federation Account. https://punchng.com/rmafc-recovers-n474m-excise-duty-from-guinness/ Revenue Transparency FISCAL TRANSPARENCY 2019-10-01 2020-12-30 UNDERWAY
29 Review IDEC policies and exemption and digitalize/automate processes – NCS The Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning announced the launch of an automated Import Duty Exemption Certificate (IDEC) and Vehicle Identification Number Registration (VREG) platform in the first quarter of 2020 in a bid to reform the import duty waiver policy. https://businessandmaritimewestafrica.com/idec-automatiom-reforming-nigerias-import-duty-racket/ Revenue Transparency FISCAL TRANSPARENCY 2019-10-01 2020-12-31 UNDERWAY
30 Identify and publicly disseminate mechanisms, platforms and frameworks for disclosure of contracts and putting them to use – NEITI The Petroleum Industry Administration Bill (PIAB), a section of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), that provides for mandatory contract disclosure is yet to be enacted by the Federal government. The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, at the third Nigerian International Petroleum Summit (NIPS) in Abuja stated that the review of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) is at an advanced stage and full passage of the bill is expected mid-2020. https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/more-news/370721-pib-to-be-passed-mid-2020-says-sylva.html http://www.oilreviewafrica.com/events/event-news/nigeria-set-to-take-leap-forward-on-petroleum-industry-bill However, there has been no re-introduction of the PIB or PIAB in the 9th Assembly. http://placbillstrack.org/index.php Extractive Transparency EXTRACTIVE TRANSPARENCY 2019-10-01 2020-03-30 OVERDUE
31 Identify, create and update a free online portal for disclosure of contracts, licenses and permits (Public Registers) of the extractive sector • In March 2017, the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) unveiled plans to establish an open contracting data standard platform for procurement of goods and services to be hosted as a portal on the NEITI website. • The Open Oil’s Contracts and Concession Data portal on the NEITI website is however not functioning. • NNPC agreed to open up its operations for broader public scrutiny by disclosing the beneficiaries of its tax and contract payments, after signing to become an EITI-supporting company on the 18th August, 2020, joining a group of over 65 extractives companies, state-owned enterprises (SOEs), commodity traders, financial institutions and industry partners that have committed to observing EITI's supporting company expectations. https://repository.openoil.net/wiki/Nigeria https://allafrica.com/stories/202008190103.html Extractive Transparency EXTRACTIVE TRANSPARENCY 2019-10-01 2020-03-03 OVERDUE
32 Disclose contracts in a free online portal, accessible in both human and machine-readable formats. The portal should contain the full texts of all agreements, together with any subsequent amendments, annexes, schedules, side letters or similar documents. The following types of contracts/permits include: • upstream operating contracts (e.g., JVs, PSCs, service contracts, any alternative finance agreements) – NNPC • Sole Risk, Marginal Fields – DPR • crude oil lifting term contracts – COMD, NNPC; • Direct Sales Direct Purchase or any other commodity swap/exchange/barter transactions - NNPC; • Other refined product imports NNPC • Refined product export permit (DPR) • export sales of all refined products - DPR; • export sales of all natural gas liquids - DPR. • Export permit for crude oil lifting – DPR • Licenses and leases – DPR • Mining contracts • Environmental documents e.g. EIA, CDA (mining) – Ministry of Mines • Review, update and upload The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) under the aegis of its Transparency, Accountability, Performance and Excellence (TAPE) initiative, on Sunday 18th August, 2019 released the list of 15 winners of the crude oil lifting contracts 2019/2020 under the Direct Sale of Crude Oil and Direct Purchase of Petroleum Products (DSDP) arrangement for a one-year contract effective from October 1, 2019, till September 30, 2020. The online portal for public disclosure of comprehensive contract information on its website is however not functional.
https://allafrica.com/stories/201908190039.html https://repository.openoil.net/wiki/Nigeria
Extractive Transparency EXTRACTIVE TRANSPARENCY 2020-03-01 2021-03-30 UNDERWAY
33 Quarterly disclosure of actual unit production cost for crude oil, gas and refined product sales – DPR/NNPC COMD. Actual unit production cost data is not available in the public domain because the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) does not publish this information. https://www.dataphyte.com/extractive/how-factual-is-the-claim-that-napim-saved-5-billion-in-production-cost/ Extractive Transparency EXTRACTIVE TRANSPARENCY 2019-10-01 2021-07-31 OVERDUE
34 Timely public disclosure by NNPC of the annual report and audited financials On June 12th, 2020 the NNPC published its annual reports and financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2018.
https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/397884-after-43-years-nnpc-publishes-audited-financial-accounts.html
The last NNPC Monthly Financial and Operations Report was for October 2019 and was released on 1st January, 2020.
https://www.nnpcgroup.com/NNPC-Business/Business-Information/Pages/Monthly-Performance-Data.aspx https://saharareporters.com/2020/01/02/nnpc-makes-n1323bn-surplus-october-2019
Extractive Transparency EXTRACTIVE TRANSPARENCY 2019-10-01 2021-07-31 UNDERWAY
35 Quarterly status/progress update on identified remedial issues by covered entities responsible for remediation NEITI, through its civil society steering committee worked with Order Paper, an advocacy group, to develop and launch RemTrack, an online application to track status and progress in the implementation of remedial issues in its reports. The app also identifies responsible entities and features February 2020 (Q1) updates as its most recent features.
https://remtrack.ng/index
Work together with all stakeholders (especially women, youth and vulnerable groups) to enhance transparency in the extractive sector through full implementation of EITI Standards and audit remediation. EXTRACTIVE TRANSPARENCY 2019-12-01 2020-12-31 COMPLETED
36 Identify and prioritize key reoccurring remedial issues in NEITI oil and gas, mining report A joint committee, set up by NEITI and NNPC is currently working to prioritize and resolve key reoccurring remedial issues in the NEITI’s oil and gas industry report. The work of the committee is at advance stage. See committee inaugural statement. Work together with all stakeholders (especially women, youth and vulnerable groups) to enhance transparency in the extractive sector through full implementation of EITI Standards and audit remediation. EXTRACTIVE TRANSPARENCY 2019-11-01 2021-07-31 OVERDUE
37 Produce audit reports in an accessible format that ensures inclusion of women, youths and vulnerable groups in advocacy of issues raised. NEITI oil, gas and mining industry audit reports is published in an accessible format that ensures inclusion of some of the mentioned groups.
https://www.neiti.gov.ng/index.php/neiti-audits/oil-and-gas/category/203-oga-2018-report
Work together with all stakeholders (especially women, youth and vulnerable groups) to enhance transparency in the extractive sector through full implementation of EITI Standards and audit remediation. EXTRACTIVE TRANSPARENCY 2019-12-01 2021-07-31 UNDERWAY
38 Develop framework for good practices on ensuring full participation of women in the extractives sector No data Work together with all stakeholders (especially women, youth and vulnerable groups) to enhance transparency in the extractive sector through full implementation of EITI Standards and audit remediation. EXTRACTIVE TRANSPARENCY 2019-10-01 2020-03-31 NO DATA
39 Data disclosure by companies on employment statistics disaggregated by gender NEITI most recent oil, gas and mining industry audit reports, covering period 2018 discloses employment statistics disaggregated by gender. https://www.neiti.gov.ng/index.php/neiti-audits/oil-and-gas/category/203-oga-2018-report Work together with all stakeholders (especially women, youth and vulnerable groups) to enhance transparency in the extractive sector through full implementation of EITI Standards and audit remediation. EXTRACTIVE TRANSPARENCY 2020-12-14 2021-01-14 UNDERWAY
40 Publish a publicly available beneficial ownership register of companies in the oil, gas and mining gas sector NEITI launched a public online portal for beneficial ownership information of companies in the oil, gas and mining sector on the 12th of December, 2019.
https://bo.neiti.gov.ng/
(NEITI, DPR, MCO, FOSTER, CISLAC)
Work together with all stakeholders (especially women, youth and vulnerable groups) to enhance transparency in the extractive sector through full implementation of EITI Standards and audit remediation. EXTRACTIVE TRANSPARENCY 2019-10-01 2020-02-29 COMPLETED
41 Re-engagement for the repeal and enactment of the new Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) Bill and obtaining Presidential Assent. The Companies and Allied Matters Act (Repeal and Re-enactment) Bill, 2019 (SB 251) was reintroduced to the Senate floor on the 12th of December, 2019 and was passed on the 10th of March, 2020. The Bill was granted Presidential assent on the 7th of August, 2020.
https://www.proshareng.com/news/DOING%20BUSINESS%20IN%20NIGERIA/Senate-Passes-the-CAMA-Bill-2020/49805 https://businessday.ng/news/article/buhari-signs-amended-companies-and-allied-matters-bill-cama-2020-into-law/ https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/08/buhari-signs-amended-companies-and-allied-matters-bill-cama-2020/
To establish a Public Central Register of Beneficial Owners of companies ANTI-CORRUPTION 2019-10-01 2021-07-31 COMPLETED
42 Corporate Affairs Commission to also explore and pursue administrative directives to ensure establishment of a beneficial ownership register. • CAC had redesigned the Annual Returns Forms requiring companies to comply with the disclosure of information on beneficial owners. • Currently, the CAC has accessed a World Bank supported Multi-donor trust fund for the development of the electronic register and plans are underway. (CAC) To establish a Public Central Register of Beneficial Owners of companies ANTI-CORRUPTION 2019-10-01 2021-07-31 UNDERWAY
43 Testing and Validation of Electronic Register of Beneficial Owners by stakeholders A functional version of the beneficial ownership electronic register for all corporate entities has not been developed by the CAC yet. NEITI however, has developed one for the extractive industry which was launched on the 13th of December, 2019.
https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2019/12/13/neiti-unveils-register-of-oil-blocks-owners/
To establish a Public Central Register of Beneficial Owners of companies ANTI-CORRUPTION 2019-10-01 2021-07-31 INACTIVE
44 Deployment of Electronic Register of Beneficial Owners according to Open Ownership Standard • Public consultations required prior to establishing the register are in progress. • Template for collection of beneficial ownership data has been designed and is now being issued to companies making annual returns to CAC. • NITDA met with CAC on technology needs of the CAC.
https://www.developmentdiaries.com/2020/08/nigeria-ogp-others-offer-bo-register-advice/
To establish a Public Central Register of Beneficial Owners of companies ANTI-CORRUPTION 2019-10-01 2021-07-31 UNDERWAY
45 Notice to corporate entities to submit information on beneficial owners as required by the law The CAMA has just been enacted, the register is yet to be built and notices for compliance have not been issued to corporate entities. To establish a Public Central Register of Beneficial Owners of companies ANTI-CORRUPTION 2019-10-01 2021-07-31 NO DATA
46 Capacity Building for law enforcement agencies, CSOs on the use of the beneficial owners register • CAC in partnership with the OGP Secretariat and with support from CISLAC and Oxfam, conducted a public sensitization/consultation with CSOs and media on the use of the register on the 27th of August, 2020. https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2020/09/05/cislac-cama-will-curtail-illicit-financial-flow/ • A sensitization/consultation exercise for enforcement agencies and the public sector organised by CAC and OGP with support from CISLAC and transparency International, held on the 29th of September, 2020. • NEITI, TUGAR and CISLAC have indefinitely rescheduled a co-planned capacity building workshop training for law enforcement agencies on the use of the register for the extractive sector, originally slated for the 26th of March, 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak To establish a Public Central Register of Beneficial Owners of companies ANTI-CORRUPTION 2019-10-01 2021-07-31 UNDERWAY
47 Public engagements on the existence and use on Electronic Register of Beneficial Owners • Public sensitizations/consultations with CSOs and the media as well as one with the public sector on the use of the register were held on the 27th of August, 2020 and the 29th of September, 2020, respectively.
https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2020/09/05/cislac-cama-will-curtail-illicit-financial-flow/ https://www.developmentdiaries.com/2020/08/nigeria-ogp-others-offer-bo-register-advice/ https://www.pressreader.com/nigeria/the-nation-nigeria/20200901/281809991288735 https://www.pressreader.com/nigeria/thisday/20200905/281822876199314
To establish a Public Central Register of Beneficial Owners of companies ANTI-CORRUPTION 2019-10-14 2021-10-31 UNDERWAY
48 Federal Ministry of Justice to adopt and deploy guidelines for transparent management of recovered assets pending the enactment of the law The Attorney General of the Federation issued the Asset Tracing, Recovery and Management Regulations, 2019 which was signed into law on the 24th of October, 2019, to take effect from October 29th, 2019. It is published as Government Notice No. 88 in the Federal Republic of Nigeria Official Gazette No. 163, Vol. 106 of 29th October, 2019
https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=51b34e99-c84b-4b4c-9f38-dda85b09500c https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/361532-anti-corruption-nigerian-states-lgs-to-forfeit-30-of-recovered-assets-to-fg.html
Assets Recovery To Strengthen Nigeria’s asset recovery legislation including non-conviction based confiscating powers and the implementation of unexplained wealth orders. ANTI-CORRUPTION 2019-10-01 2021-07-31 COMPLETED
49 Capacity building for Anti-Corruption Agencies and non-state actors to implement non-conviction-based asset forfeiture regime The Asset Tracing, Recovery and Management Regulations (2019), dictates that anti-corruption agencies cease to have powers in the implementation of forfeiture as Section 5 of the regulation states that “all non-conviction- based forfeiture shall be conducted by the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation.”
https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2019/11/10/agf-unveils-new-guidelines-for-anti-corruption-strategy/ Government Notice No. 88 in the Federal Republic of Nigeria Official Gazette No. 163, Vol. 106 of 29th October, 2019
(FMOJ, ARMU, TUGAR)
Assets Recovery To Strengthen Nigeria’s asset recovery legislation including non-conviction based confiscating powers and the implementation of unexplained wealth orders. ANTI-CORRUPTION 2019-10-01 2021-07-31 DROPPED
50 Enactment of Proceeds of Crime Act • Following the issuance of the regulations, Special Assistant to the President on Justice Reform and International Relations, Mrs. Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu stated that the President directed the HAGF to finalize the review of a Proceeds of Crime Bill to be sent to the National Assembly. https://allafrica.com/stories/201911140648.html • Section 15(1) of the new regulation replaces the existing Proceeds of Crime Regulation 2012, with effect from 31 October 2019. However, extant laws of all LEAs and ACAs as they relate to asset recovery remain in force.
https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=51b34e99-c84b-4b4c-9f38-dda85b09500c
Assets Recovery To Strengthen Nigeria’s asset recovery legislation including non-conviction based confiscating powers and the implementation of unexplained wealth orders. ANTI-CORRUPTION 2019-10-01 2021-07-31 UNDERWAY
51 Deploy a framework for CSO monitoring of the procedure for recovery and utilization of recovered assets • The Federal Ministry of Justice issued a request for submission of proposal and bid documents by Civil Society Organizations for the implementation of the tripartite agreement on the Sharing, Transfer, Disposition, Repatriation and Management of certain forfeited assets. • The Attorney-General of the Federation launched the Asset tracing, recovery and management central database on the 17th September, 2020. While this was expected to present an opportunity for effective monitoring of assets recovery and management by CSOs, access is only granted to ACAs as the primary purpose of the database is harmonization and coordination of relevant inter-agency operations.
https://ng.usembassy.gov/joint-media-release-by-the-government-of-jersey-the-government-of-the-federal-republic-of-nigeria-and-united-states-of-america-department-of-justice/
https://www.naijabusiness.com.ng/tenders-contract/2020/federal-ministry-of-justice-request-for-submission-of-proposal-and-bid-documents-by-civil-society-organisations-for-the-implementation-of-the-tripartite-agreement-on-the-sharing-transfer-dispositio/
https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/more-news/415488-nigerian-govt-launches-database-for-asset-recovery.html
Assets Recovery To Strengthen Nigeria’s asset recovery legislation including non-conviction based confiscating powers and the implementation of unexplained wealth orders. ANTI-CORRUPTION 2019-10-01 2021-05-31 UNDERWAY
52 Half-yearly publication of reports of the recovered assets and utilization Nil Assets Recovery To Strengthen Nigeria’s asset recovery legislation including non-conviction based confiscating powers and the implementation of unexplained wealth orders. ANTI-CORRUPTION 2019-10-01 2021-05-31 NO DATA
53 Annual assessment of international anti-corruption asset recovery commitments The Tracnigeria (Towards Realizing Accountability in Nigeria) project is an online advocacy tool which tracks the progress on commitments made by the Nigerian government at the Anti-Corruption Summit held in London in 2016 and by extension, the Open Government Partnership (including asset recovery commitments), with a view to realizing our common goal of accountability in governance. This online platform is a collaborative effort of CISLAC and Transparency International. Assets Recovery To Strengthen Nigeria’s asset recovery legislation including non-conviction based confiscating powers and the implementation of unexplained wealth orders. ANTI-CORRUPTION 2019-10-01 2021-10-31 UNDERWAY
54 Conduct Corruption Risk Assessment (CRA) for OGP lead MDAs and put in place integrity mechanism • No CRA has been conducted in the period under review. • The ICPC released a 2019 report titled “Ethics and Integrity Compliance Scorecard on 108 MDAs,” evaluating Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the areas of Management Culture and Structure (MCS), Financial Management Systems (FMS) and Administrative Systems (AS) to see how they fared in ethical conducts as public institutions.
https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/365736-education-health-justice-ministries-rank-low-in-ethics-integrity-compliance-icpc.html
Anti-corruption Strategy:
To take appropriate actions to implement the National Anti-Corruption Strategy
ANTI-CORRUPTION 2019-10-01 2021-05-31 NO DATA
55 Ministry of Justice to Publish Half-yearly report on the status of the implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy Members of the Monitoring and Evaluation Committee of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS), were dispatched to 29 pilot MDAs for their maiden baseline assessment. The first report of the Monitoring and Evaluation committee of the NACS was to be ready by the first quarter of 2020 and submitted to the Federal Executive Council through the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice. No further information is publicly available on this.
https://guardian.ng/features/fg-anti-corruption-committee-assesses-mdas-rule-of-law-compliance/ https://www.justice.gov.ng/index.php/national-anti-corruption-strategy-nacs
Anti-corruption Strategy:
To take appropriate actions to implement the National Anti-Corruption Strategy
ANTI-CORRUPTION 2019-10-01 2021-05-31 UNDERWAY
56 CJN office to publish Half-yearly report the state of anti-corruption cases in Nigeria Nil Anti-corruption Strategy:
To take appropriate actions to implement the National Anti-Corruption Strategy
ANTI-CORRUPTION 2019-10-01 2021-05-31 NO DATA
57 Promote ethical orientation for improved personal ethics through strategic communication, drama, arts, music and reward for integrity by honoring deserving organizations President Muhammadu Buhari on November 19th, 2019 presented Integrity awards to two public servants for exhibiting Integrity in the performance of their official duties. https://www.sunnewsonline.com/buhari-honours-public-servants-for-exhibiting-integrity-in-service/ Anti-corruption Strategy:
To take appropriate actions to implement the National Anti-Corruption Strategy
ANTI-CORRUPTION 2019-10-01 2021-05-31 UNDERWAY
58 TUGAR to deploy a framework for the continuous monitoring and reporting of anti-corruption cases by CSOs and MDAs The 20-member Monitoring and Evaluation Committee for the implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy is domiciled in the office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice while its secretariat is at the TUGAR. A sensitization meeting with the heads of MDAs, the Anti-corruption and Transparency monitoring Units (ACTUs) and the M&E Committee was held in Abuja on the 30th – 31st January, 2020, to review and sensitize the committee on the framework and mission. https://www.pressreader.com/nigeria/the-guardian-nigeria/20200226/page/15 A training supported by the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) and the MacArthur Foundation for the Monitoring and Evaluation Committee for the implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy was held on the 15th – 16th December, 2020 in Lagos, within the framework of the National Anti-corruption Strategy (NACS) (2017-2021) Action plan, where development of reporting templates was on the agenda Anti-corruption Strategy:
To take appropriate actions to implement the National Anti-Corruption Strategy
ANTI-CORRUPTION 2019-10-01 2020-05-31 COMPLETED
59 Training of staff of public institutions on records management • An advanced FOI training was held on the 4th-6th November, 2019 by the FMoJ for the FOI committee members and mandatory/proactive disclosure team and NIPC zonal heads.
https://nipc.gov.ng/product/freedom-of-information-act-foia-training-2019/ https://nipc.gov.ng/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Summary-of-FOI-Trainings-Undertaken-in-2019.pdf
• The FOI Unit participated in the NBA Unity Bar’s discussion series on Access to Information and FOI Act as a vital tool against corruption.
• FOI Unit organised a customised FOI Act Training for members of the FOI Act Committee of the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation with the theme “Towards achieving sustainable implementation of the FOI Act, 2011”
• FOI Unit organised training for NYSC, INEC, Federal Government Staff Housing Loans Board, Ministry of Niger Delta and Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.
• There was also an Anti-corruption and Open Government certification programme organized by the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Nigeria Secretariat and Ethics and Corporate Compliance Institute for civil servants.
Improved compliance of public institutions with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) concerning the creation, storage, organization and management of public records and strengthening the functions and responsibilities of record management officers in Public InstitutionsLead MDA: Federal Ministry of Justice. ACCESS TO INFORMATION 2019-10-01 2021-07-31 UNDERWAY
60 Review and update of the current records management policies of public institutions Nil Improved compliance of public institutions with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) concerning the creation, storage, organization and management of public records and strengthening the functions and responsibilities of record management officers in Public InstitutionsLead MDA: Federal Ministry of Justice. ACCESS TO INFORMATION 2019-10-01 2020-06-30 NO DATA
61 Adoption of E-policy on Electronic Data Management System (EDMS) approved by the Federal Executive Council. • In line with the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS), the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has a strategic road map which it has been implementing; and the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy launched the Digital Nigeria Portal and Mobile App on 28th September, 2020.
• NITDA issued the Guideline for Management of Personal Data by Public Institutions in Nigeria, 2020 on 21st May, 2020 and the Nigeria e-Government Interoperability Framework (Ne-GIF) in August, 2019.
• NITDA organized the inauguration of Chairmen of Digital Transformation Technical Working Groups (DT-TWGs) for the Federal Public Institutions (FPIs) who are expected to coordinate the implementation of the National eGovernment Master Plan, in September, 2020.
• NITDA also organized a two-day virtual strategic capacity building workshop for federal ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) towards the implementation of the National e-Government Masterplan and to inculcate the use of Information Technology in government activities.
https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/more-news/428131-egovernment-nitda-begins-capacity-building-for-ministries-agencies.html
https://www.nipost.gov.ng/remarks-of-honorable-minister-at-the-launch-of-the-digital-nigeria-portal-mobile-app-9015/
https://newsheadquarterng.net/nitda-issues-guidelines-for-the-management-of-personal-data-by-public-institutions-in-nigeria/ https://nitda.gov.ng/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Ne-GIFFinal1.pdf
https://guardian.ng/business-services/korea-tasks-fg-on-national-egovernment-master-plan/
• The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the Policy on Virtual Engagements for public service, following the presentation of a draft policy by Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami and Head of Service of the Federation, Folashade Yemi-Esan.
https://guardian.ng/news/fec-approves-policy-on-virtual-engagements-for-public-service/
Improved compliance of public institutions with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) concerning the creation, storage, organization and management of public records and strengthening the functions and responsibilities of record management officers in Public InstitutionsLead MDA: Federal Ministry of Justice. ACCESS TO INFORMATION 2019-10-01 2020-06-30 OVERDUE
62 Advocacy to, and sensitization of public institutions on making budgetary provisions for FOI related issues • The Attorney General’s office noted the inadequate or non-financial provisions to fund FOI Act activities across Government Departments as a major challenge in its 2019 Annual FOI Compliance report released on 20th March, 2020.
• https://www.justice.gov.ng/foia/index.php/annual-compliance-report
• The ministry of justice has indicated that it is working with relevant committees of the House of Representatives to consider ways of tying compliance with the FOI Act to approval of MDAs’ budgetary allocations, as a way of improving compliance.
https://www.icirnigeria.org/despite-a-promise-of-commitment-to-open-government-fg-conducts-business-in-secret-as-mdas-shun-foi-requests/
Improved compliance of public institutions with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) concerning the creation, storage, organization and management of public records and strengthening the functions and responsibilities of record management officers in Public InstitutionsLead MDA: Federal Ministry of Justice. ACCESS TO INFORMATION 2019-10-01 2020-06-30 NO DATA
63 Adoption and application of punitive administrative measures against public institutions and officials adjudged to be undermining the effectiveness of the FOI Act or breaching its provisions. Through the intervention of the Attorney General of the Federation, Freedom of Information cases pending against some Public Institutions for failure to comply with proactive disclosure obligations are still being settled out of court with the resolution that concerned Public Institutions should comply with the mandatory publication provisions of the Act. The Ministry of Justice in its 2019 Annual Compliance report says the FOI Act does not provide for sanctions for failure to submit Annual Implementation Report by Public Institutions to the Attorney General of the Federation and thus it is using “naming and shaming” pending when appropriate punitive administrative measures are be put in place to punish defaulting Institutions.
https://www.justice.gov.ng/foia/index.php/annual-compliance-report
Available records as at November, 2020 show that the ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) of the Federal Government are largely not complying with the FOI Act as they continue to disregard their duties and obligations under the FOI Act with impunity and without sanction. https://www.icirnigeria.org/despite-a-promise-of-commitment-to-open-government-fg-conducts-business-in-secret-as-mdas-shun-foi-requests/
Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has announced the launching of an enhanced “Freedom of Information Hall of Shame”, saying it would now take legal action against every public institution inducted into the Hall of Shame for undermining the effectiveness of the Freedom of Information Act.
http://www.ndr.org.ng/inducted-institutions-in-foi-hall-of-shame-will-now-be-sued/
Improved compliance of public institutions with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) concerning the creation, storage, organization and management of public records and strengthening the functions and responsibilities of record management officers in Public InstitutionsLead MDA: Federal Ministry of Justice. ACCESS TO INFORMATION 2019-10-01 2020-06-30 OVERDUE
64 Identification of MDAs that are yet to designate Freedom of Information (FOI) Desk Officers • There is no published list of MDAs without FOI Desk Officers.
• However, the 2020 National FOI Compliance Ranking of 213 Ministries Department and Agencies by PPDC, BudgIT, ICIR, MRA, R2K and Basic Rights Watch, factored in the publishing of details of MDAs’ FOI Desk Officers on their respective websites, as a parameter for assessment.
• One hundred and sixty-one (161) out of the 213 MDAs recorded ‘NO’ on all parameters – No Proactive Disclosure, No Response, No Disclosure, No FOI Training, No FOI Annual Report and No Details on FOI Desk Officers .
http://r2knigeria.org/index.php/r2k-new-ranking?task=document.viewdoc&id=169
• Investigations by the ICIR indicate that only a few MDAs currently have FOI units.
https://www.icirnigeria.org/despite-a-promise-of-commitment-to-open-government-fg-conducts-business-in-secret-as-mdas-shun-foi-requests/
: Improved compliance of public institutions with FOIA concerning the mandatory publication provisions requirement, annual reporting obligations to the AGF and increasing the level of responses to FOI requests. ACCESS TO INFORMATION 2019-10-01 2019-12-31 UNDERWAY
65 Designation of 350 Freedom of Information (FOI) Desk Officer in public institutions identified in (2) above and publication of their contact details. • A memo was submitted to the Federal Executive Council, seeking to authorise the Head of Service of the Federation to direct all MDAs to set up FOI units. The memo was first submitted in December 2019 and resubmitted in March 2020. ?But no action has been taken on the matter.
https://www.icirnigeria.org/despite-a-promise-of-commitment-to-open-government-fg-conducts-business-in-secret-as-mdas-shun-foi-requests/
• The FMoJ directed all MDAs to appoint FOI desk officers at a roundtable session on 15th September, 2020.
https://insidebusiness.ng/20064/justice-ministry-directs-mdas-appoint-foi-desk-officers/
: Improved compliance of public institutions with FOIA concerning the mandatory publication provisions requirement, annual reporting obligations to the AGF and increasing the level of responses to FOI requests. ACCESS TO INFORMATION 2019-11-01 2020-01-31 INACTIVE
66 Training of the designated staff in 2 above and other staff of public institutions involved in the implementation of FOIA. Nil : Improved compliance of public institutions with FOIA concerning the mandatory publication provisions requirement, annual reporting obligations to the AGF and increasing the level of responses to FOI requests. ACCESS TO INFORMATION 2020-02-01 2020-05-31 INACTIVE
67 Integration of the FOI role into the individual or group performance review of the FOI responsible individual and/or unit in public institutions Nil : Improved compliance of public institutions with FOIA concerning the mandatory publication provisions requirement, annual reporting obligations to the AGF and increasing the level of responses to FOI requests. ACCESS TO INFORMATION 2020-02-01 2020-05-31 NO DATA
68 Adoption and application of punitive administrative measures against public institutions and officials adjudged to be undermining the effectiveness of the Act or breaching its provisions. Through the intervention of the Attorney General of the Federation, Freedom of Information cases pending against some Public Institutions for failure to comply with proactive disclosure obligations are still being settled out of court with the resolution that concerned Public Institutions should comply with the mandatory publication provisions of the Act. The FOI Act does not provide for sanctions for failure to submit Annual Implementation Report by Public Institutions to the Attorney General of the Federation. The Ministry of Justice in its 2019 Annual Compliance report says it is using “naming and shaming” pending when appropriate punitive administrative measures are be put in place to punish defaulting Institutions.
https://www.justice.gov.ng/foia/index.php/annual-compliance-report
: Improved compliance of public institutions with FOIA concerning the mandatory publication provisions requirement, annual reporting obligations to the AGF and increasing the level of responses to FOI requests. ACCESS TO INFORMATION 2019-10-01 2020-06-30 OVERDUE
69 Deployment of an E-FOI portal, or any other digital platform where citizens can make FOI requests and receive responses, in at least 150 public institutions. Investigations by the ICIR revealed that only 13 agencies have set up FOI portals.
https://www.icirnigeria.org/despite-a-promise-of-commitment-to-open-government-fg-conducts-business-in-secret-as-mdas-shun-foi-requests/
: Improved compliance of public institutions with FOIA concerning the mandatory publication provisions requirement, annual reporting obligations to the AGF and increasing the level of responses to FOI requests. ACCESS TO INFORMATION 2019-10-01 2021-01-31 INACTIVE
70 Adoption and implementation of Practice Direction to the Judiciary through the Chief Justice of Nigeria to guide the court on FOI cases Nil : Improved compliance of public institutions with FOIA concerning the mandatory publication provisions requirement, annual reporting obligations to the AGF and increasing the level of responses to FOI requests. ACCESS TO INFORMATION 2019-10-01 2020-12-31 NO DATA
71 Adoption of technology-based information systems and standards that will ensure that information is collected, collated and stored in a form that enables public officials to efficiently and effectively retrieve the required information within the 7-day time-limit for response to FOI requests as prescribed by the FOIA There are only 13 MDAs with functional FOI e-portals. : Improved compliance of public institutions with FOIA concerning the mandatory publication provisions requirement, annual reporting obligations to the AGF and increasing the level of responses to FOI requests. ACCESS TO INFORMATION 2019-10-01 2021-01-31 INACTIVE
72 Organize inclusive Local Government Assembly in at least one in the 774 Local Government Areas in Nigeria The NOA has embarked on a nationwide sensitisation on inclusive governance tagged ‘Citizens’ conversation with officials of government at all levels. This was stated by the NOA Plateau state Director, at a sensitisation programme on inclusive governance on 9th September, 2019, that drew participation from from the 17 local government areas of the state.
https://nnn.ng/noa-strategies-on-inclusive-governance/
To implement the Permanent Dialogue Mechanism adopted in the first National Action Plan (NAP). CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT 2019-10-01 2021-06-30 UNDERWAY
73 Hold Peace and Security Platform at least once every year in each of the six geo-political zones in the country • The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has begun a campaign to foster peaceful co-existence among residents of the North-East zone towards enhancing national development.
https://guardian.ng/news/noa-kicks-off-campaign-for-peace-in-north-east/
To implement the Permanent Dialogue Mechanism adopted in the first National Action Plan (NAP). CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT 2019-10-01 2021-06-30 UNDERWAY
74 Hold Town Hall Meetings once every year in each of the six geo-political zones of the country As part of the Permanent Dialogue Mechanism (PDM), the NOA conducted: • a Stakeholders' dialogue on "Evaluating the Application of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and its Impact on National Development" on 18th February, 2020. • a stakeholders’ dialogue on Understanding the Application of the Freedom of Information Act Beyond the Frontiers of Accounting and Contract on 23rd September, 2020.
https://twitter.com/noa_nigeria/status/1229740442088099841?lang=en
https://tribuneonlineng.com/noa-sensitizes-stakeholders-on-application-of-foia/
To implement the Permanent Dialogue Mechanism adopted in the first National Action Plan (NAP). CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT 2019-10-01 2021-06-30 UNDERWAY
75 All OGP lead MDAs to develop a process for public engagement with citizens, meet with citizens groups on plans, policies, budget and service delivery issues twice a year • Amongst other key developments for citizen participation by several MDAs, the Budget Office produced a simplified version of the 2020 Budget (Citizens’ guide to 2020 budget). https://www.budgetoffice.gov.ng/index.php/resources/internal-resources/citizens-guide-to-the-budget/2020 To implement the Permanent Dialogue Mechanism adopted in the first National Action Plan (NAP). CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT 2019-10-01 2021-06-30 UNDERWAY
76 Citizens groups facilitate (Traditional and New) Media discussion on OGP issues monthly There has been continuous advocacy for subnational transparency by the respective members of the Open Alliance, a coalition of over 150 civil society working on OGP reforms, including one-day Public Consultation/Sensitization on the Establishment of the Beneficial Ownership Register by the Companies and Allied Matters Act 2020 was held in Lagos on Thursday, 27 August, 2020 by the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Nigeria Secretariat in partnership with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and support from the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) and Oxfam in Nigeria.
https://cislacnigeria.net/14594-2/
To implement the Permanent Dialogue Mechanism adopted in the first National Action Plan (NAP). CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT 2019-10-01 2021-06-30 UNDERWAY
77 Citizens participation in public hearing There was a two-days joint public hearing on the 2020 Appropriation Bill by the National Assembly, held on the 23rd-24th October 2019. https://www.vanguardngr.com/2019/10/just-in-joint-public-hearing-on-2020-appropriation-bill-opens/
The Senate Joint Committees on Finance and National Planning has commenced a 5-day Public Hearing on the 2021-2023 Medium-Term Expenditure Framework/Fiscal Strategy Paper (MTEF/FSP) to avail the various Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) the opportunity to present justifications on their economic and fiscal estimates contained in the 2021-2023 MTEF/FSP. https://placng.org/i/senate-holds-public-hearing-on-the-2021-2023-mtef-fsp/
A public hearing on the 2021 Budget was organized by the House of Representatives Committee on Finance on 11th December 2020.
https://twitter.com/SpeakerGbaja/status/1337437940880904192 https://nairametrics.com/2020/12/12/finance-bill-critical-to-the-success-of-2021-budget-speaker-gbajabiamila/
To implement the Permanent Dialogue Mechanism adopted in the first National Action Plan (NAP). CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT 2019-10-01 2021-08-31 COMPLETED
78 Hold public engagement and facilitate ease of access to information on judicial activities Nil To implement the Permanent Dialogue Mechanism adopted in the first National Action Plan (NAP). CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT 2019-10-01 2021-08-31 NO DATA
79 To build an OGP portal to aggregate feedback from MDAs and CSOs to help strengthen the feedback process Nil To synergise and co-ordinate technology-based citizens’ feedback on programmes and projects across transparency and accountability CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT 2019-10-01 2020-05-31 NO DATA
80 Organize a stakeholder’s platform for building and managing OGP portal Nil To synergise and co-ordinate technology-based citizens’ feedback on programmes and projects across transparency and accountability CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT 2019-10-01 2020-03-31 NO DATA
81 Organize a stakeholder’s platform for building and managing OGP portal Nil To synergise and co-ordinate technology-based citizens’ feedback on programmes and projects across transparency and accountability CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT 2019-10-01 2019-12-31 NO DATA
82 Quarterly analysis of citizens feedback for government attention and response of the government Nil To synergise and co-ordinate technology-based citizens’ feedback on programmes and projects across transparency and accountability CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT 2020-10-01 2021-05-31 NO DATA
83 Work with regulators such as CAC, FIRS and SCUML to register CSOs especially those working on governance and rights issues within a set time limit on clear grounds that are legitimate. • NITDA scheduled a meeting with BPP, CAC, NEITI working on IT but only BPP attended. They had two meetings.
• They had a meeting with Open Contracting-they have achieved a lot but to integrate the E-procurement is still left out they employed a technology Adviser sponsored by the World Bank.
• The assessment has been done but to ensure the portal has been developed is remaining.
• For OGP Portal NITDA designed a data based system that captures activities of MDAs. They presented a paper on Open Government Partnership Portal to help as a guide for the development of the Portal.
To create the space for citizens and citizen organizations, human right defenders and the media to thrive, express themselves and participate in the different stages of the policy making process without fear or intimidation. CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT 2019-10-01 2020-07-31 OVERDUE
84 Advocate for adequate safeguards against undue supervision of CSOs and the media such as random inspections and searches, ad-hoc demands for information, burdensome or invasive reporting requirements etc. • Prototype Development of OGP Portal is under development To create the space for citizens and citizen organizations, human right defenders and the media to thrive, express themselves and participate in the different stages of the policy making process without fear or intimidation. CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT 2019-10-01 2020-07-31 OVERDUE
85 Establish strategy for the development of an effective CSO-Government relationship through the inclusion and timely release of a funding line in the national budget Nil To create the space for citizens and citizen organizations, human right defenders and the media to thrive, express themselves and participate in the different stages of the policy making process without fear or intimidation. CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT 2019-10-01 2020-07-31 NO DATA
86 Work with FIRS to ensure that tax treatment and eligibility requirements of CSOs are clear in law and regulation to promote consistent and impartial tax treatment Nil To create the space for citizens and citizen organizations, human right defenders and the media to thrive, express themselves and participate in the different stages of the policy making process without fear or intimidation. CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT 2019-10-01 2020-07-31 NO DATA
87 Work with the Nigerian Police and other security agencies to develop a guide on peaceful protests and assembly that is in line with international and ACPHR legal standards. Nil To create the space for citizens and citizen organizations, human right defenders and the media to thrive, express themselves and participate in the different stages of the policy making process without fear or intimidation. CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT 2019-10-01 2020-07-31 NO DATA
88 Drive gender-mainstreaming through deepening policy and legislative instruments Nil To Increase the voice and enhance participation of the vulnerable (Women, young people, persons with disabilities and marginalized groups), thereby addressing systemic barriers, and improving inclusive services in governance and decision-making processes. INCLUSION & DIVERSITY 2019-10-01 2021-07-31 NO DATA
89 The Ministry of Women Affairs/ / Humanitarian & Disaster Management/Social Development and Federal Ministry of Works and Housing to ensure a new Public building designed and constructed with the necessary accessibility aids such as ramps, elevators (where necessary) and any other facility easily accessible to persons with disabilities. Nil To Increase the voice and enhance participation of the vulnerable (Women, young people, persons with disabilities and marginalized groups), thereby addressing systemic barriers, and improving inclusive services in governance and decision-making processes. INCLUSION & DIVERSITY 2019-10-01 2021-07-31 NO DATA
90 Identify existing public buildings that are not accessible for Persons with disabilities. Nil To Increase the voice and enhance participation of the vulnerable (Women, young people, persons with disabilities and marginalized groups), thereby addressing systemic barriers, and improving inclusive services in governance and decision-making processes. INCLUSION & DIVERSITY 2019-10-01 2021-07-31 NO DATA
91 Modify existing public buildings that are not accessible for persons with disabilities with the necessary accessibility aids such as ramps, elevators (where necessary) Nil To Increase the voice and enhance participation of the vulnerable (Women, young people, persons with disabilities and marginalized groups), thereby addressing systemic barriers, and improving inclusive services in governance and decision-making processes. INCLUSION & DIVERSITY 2019-10-01 2021-07-31 NO DATA
92 The Ministry of Women Affairs/ Humanitarian & Disaster Management/Social Development and other relevant MDAs to ensure affirmative action of 35% representation and active participation of Women in governance is implemented at the Federal and at least a third of the states and integrated within the Federal Character Principle. Nil To Increase the voice and enhance participation of the vulnerable (Women, young people, persons with disabilities and marginalized groups), thereby addressing systemic barriers, and improving inclusive services in governance and decision-making processes. INCLUSION & DIVERSITY 2019-10-01 2021-07-31 NO DATA
93 Ensure budget allocation and release for at least one national shelter/temporary home for women, girls/children survivors of gender-based violence established in each of the six geopolitical zones of the country.
All MDA’s should design and implement a gender-friendly budget process that encourages inclusiveness.
Nil To Increase the voice and enhance participation of the vulnerable (Women, young people, persons with disabilities and marginalized groups), thereby addressing systemic barriers, and improving inclusive services in governance and decision-making processes. INCLUSION & DIVERSITY 2019-10-01 2021-07-31 NO DATA
94 Train and Support vulnerable women and young people across the country and develop effective programmes around governance. Nil To Increase the voice and enhance participation of the vulnerable (Women, young people, persons with disabilities and marginalized groups), thereby addressing systemic barriers, and improving inclusive services in governance and decision-making processes. INCLUSION & DIVERSITY 2019-10-01 2021-07-31 NO DATA
95 CSOs to monitor effective inclusion of interest of women, young persons with disabilities and other marginalized groups in all government programs. Nil To Increase the voice and enhance participation of the vulnerable (Women, young people, persons with disabilities and marginalized groups), thereby addressing systemic barriers, and improving inclusive services in governance and decision-making processes. INCLUSION & DIVERSITY 2019-10-01 2021-07-31 NO DATA
96 CSOs to advocate passage of the Gender Equality Bill Nil To Increase the voice and enhance participation of the vulnerable (Women, young people, persons with disabilities and marginalized groups), thereby addressing systemic barriers, and improving inclusive services in governance and decision-making processes. INCLUSION & DIVERSITY 2019-10-01 2021-07-31 NO DATA
97 Advocacy visit to the management of selected MDAs Nil Contributing to the improvement in quality of public service delivery (availability, efficiency and reliability, equitable without hidden costs, transparency and accountability) in six (6) pilot Ministries of Health, Education, Agriculture and Infrastructure (Power, Works, housing and Transportation) Power through initiatives to improve the performance and results. IMPROVED SERVICE DELIVERY 2019-10-01 2021-07-31 NO DATA
98 Sensitization Meeting with Top Management of Six (6) selected MDAs by Lead MDA and Non-State Actors involved Nil Contributing to the improvement in quality of public service delivery (availability, efficiency and reliability, equitable without hidden costs, transparency and accountability) in six (6) pilot Ministries of Health, Education, Agriculture and Infrastructure (Power, Works, housing and Transportation) Power through initiatives to improve the performance and results. IMPROVED SERVICE DELIVERY 2019-10-01 2021-07-31 NO DATA
99 Review of existing Service Charters and creation of new ones where necessary to include levels of neutrality expected in processes of MDAs such as staff recruitment, performance assessment, promotion, contract award, the wastefulness of government resources, and discourtesy to the public, fraud and corruption. Nil Contributing to the improvement in quality of public service delivery (availability, efficiency and reliability, equitable without hidden costs, transparency and accountability) in six (6) pilot Ministries of Health, Education, Agriculture and Infrastructure (Power, Works, housing and Transportation) Power through initiatives to improve the performance and results. IMPROVED SERVICE DELIVERY 2019-10-01 2021-07-31 NO DATA
100 High level advocacy to Budget Office for the inclusion of Ministerial SERVICOM Unit (MSU) of the Budget Line for Production/Implementation of Service Charter in MDAs Nil Contributing to the improvement in quality of public service delivery (availability, efficiency and reliability, equitable without hidden costs, transparency and accountability) in six (6) pilot Ministries of Health, Education, Agriculture and Infrastructure (Power, Works, housing and Transportation) Power through initiatives to improve the performance and results. IMPROVED SERVICE DELIVERY 2019-11-01 2019-11-30 NO DATA
101 Conduct a Joint Stakeholder meeting and Media Engagement towards raising awareness of the need for compliance with the Service Charter standards by service providers and communication of expectations to end-users Nil Contributing to the improvement in quality of public service delivery (availability, efficiency and reliability, equitable without hidden costs, transparency and accountability) in six (6) pilot Ministries of Health, Education, Agriculture and Infrastructure (Power, Works, housing and Transportation) Power through initiatives to improve the performance and results. IMPROVED SERVICE DELIVERY 2019-11-01 2021-07-31 NO DATA
102 Measurement of MDAs’ compliance with the Service Charter Nil Contributing to the improvement in quality of public service delivery (availability, efficiency and reliability, equitable without hidden costs, transparency and accountability) in six (6) pilot Ministries of Health, Education, Agriculture and Infrastructure (Power, Works, housing and Transportation) Power through initiatives to improve the performance and results. IMPROVED SERVICE DELIVERY 2019-10-01 2021-07-31 NO DATA
103 Conduct staff capacity assessment for SERVICOM Nil Contributing to the improvement in quality of public service delivery (availability, efficiency and reliability, equitable without hidden costs, transparency and accountability) in six (6) pilot Ministries of Health, Education, Agriculture and Infrastructure (Power, Works, housing and Transportation) Power through initiatives to improve the performance and results. IMPROVED SERVICE DELIVERY 2019-11-01 2019-12-31 NO DATA
104 Conduct staff capacity development programmes on identified gaps Nil Contributing to the improvement in quality of public service delivery (availability, efficiency and reliability, equitable without hidden costs, transparency and accountability) in six (6) pilot Ministries of Health, Education, Agriculture and Infrastructure (Power, Works, housing and Transportation) Power through initiatives to improve the performance and results. IMPROVED SERVICE DELIVERY 2020-01-01 2021-06-30 NO DATA
105 Biannual Performance Report by SERVICOM and OGP Secretariat ok key stakeholders to FEC Nil Contributing to the improvement in quality of public service delivery (availability, efficiency and reliability, equitable without hidden costs, transparency and accountability) in six (6) pilot Ministries of Health, Education, Agriculture and Infrastructure (Power, Works, housing and Transportation) Power through initiatives to improve the performance and results. IMPROVED SERVICE DELIVERY 2020-01-01 2021-06-30 NO DATA
106 Introduction of award system to best performing service delivery MDAs. Nil Contributing to the improvement in quality of public service delivery (availability, efficiency and reliability, equitable without hidden costs, transparency and accountability) in six (6) pilot Ministries of Health, Education, Agriculture and Infrastructure (Power, Works, housing and Transportation) Power through initiatives to improve the performance and results. IMPROVED SERVICE DELIVERY 2020-01-01 2021-06-30 NO DATA
107 Advocacy visits to selected state governors as part of sub-national engagement strategy Nil Contributing to the improvement in quality of public service delivery (availability, efficiency and reliability, equitable without hidden costs, transparency and accountability) in six (6) pilot Ministries of Health, Education, Agriculture and Infrastructure (Power, Works, housing and Transportation) Power through initiatives to improve the performance and results. IMPROVED SERVICE DELIVERY 2020-01-01 2021-06-30 NO DATA
108 SERVICOM to publish compliance reports received from MDAs in easy to assess formats e.g. website, selected dailies, social media platforms Nil Contributing to the improvement in quality of public service delivery (availability, efficiency and reliability, equitable without hidden costs, transparency and accountability) in six (6) pilot Ministries of Health, Education, Agriculture and Infrastructure (Power, Works, housing and Transportation) Power through initiatives to improve the performance and results. IMPROVED SERVICE DELIVERY 2020-01-01 2021-02-28 NO DATA
109 SERVICOM to conduct quarterly meeting with Civil Society Organization on emerging with issues on improving service delivery Nil Contributing to the improvement in quality of public service delivery (availability, efficiency and reliability, equitable without hidden costs, transparency and accountability) in six (6) pilot Ministries of Health, Education, Agriculture and Infrastructure (Power, Works, housing and Transportation) Power through initiatives to improve the performance and results. IMPROVED SERVICE DELIVERY 2019-10-01 2021-06-30 NO DATA
110 Joint (state and non-state actors) retreat to review the SERVICOM Draft Bill with representation from the six geopolitical zones Nil Development /Enactment of legal, legislative or Executive Instrument IMPROVED SERVICE DELIVERY 2019-11-01 2019-11-30 NO DATA
111 Appointment & Engagement of Technical Committee on Passage of SERVICOM Bill Nil Development /Enactment of legal, legislative or Executive Instrument IMPROVED SERVICE DELIVERY 2019-12-01 2019-12-31 NO DATA
112 Continuous consultation through the media on the SERVICOM Draft Bill. Nil Development /Enactment of legal, legislative or Executive Instrument IMPROVED SERVICE DELIVERY 2020-01-01 2021-12-31 NO DATA
113 SERVICOM Draft Bill passed to NASS Nil Development /Enactment of legal, legislative or Executive Instrument IMPROVED SERVICE DELIVERY 2020-03-01 2020-03-31 NO DATA
114 Advocacy & Engagement for the passage of SERVICOM Bill Nil Development /Enactment of legal, legislative or Executive Instrument IMPROVED SERVICE DELIVERY 2019-10-01 2020-09-30 NO DATA
115 Passage and assent of national SERVICOM Bill into Law Nil Development /Enactment of legal, legislative or Executive Instrument IMPROVED SERVICE DELIVERY 2019-10-01 2021-06-30 NO DATA
116 Conduct High-level Advocacy through the Governors Forum for States to sign a compact/ social contract Nil Development /Enactment of legal, legislative or Executive Instrument IMPROVED SERVICE DELIVERY 2020-01-01 2021-06-30 NO DATA
117 Lead advocacy and consultative process of drafting a policy for the compact/ social contract between the government and the citizens of Nigeria Nil Development /Enactment of legal, legislative or Executive Instrument IMPROVED SERVICE DELIVERY 2019-10-01 2020-06-30 NO DATA
118 Convene a policy dialogue forum on the draft SERVICOM national policy. Nil Development /Enactment of legal, legislative or Executive Instrument IMPROVED SERVICE DELIVERY 2019-10-01 2021-06-30 NO DATA
119 Draft policy review with Community of Practice of Leads (The Permanent Secretaries of the Ministries, to provide direction for the development /enactment of legal, legislative or Executive Instruments Nil Development /Enactment of legal, legislative or Executive Instrument IMPROVED SERVICE DELIVERY 2020-02-01 2021-03-31 NO DATA
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