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FG develops website to track project execution

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The Federal Government has developed a citizen-based web application, EYEMARK, to enable Nigerians to track execution of capital projects and report progress to government.

Prince Clem Agba, the Minister of State, Budget and National planning, said this during the end of tenure news conference in Abuja on Thursday.

Agba said that the application would enable Nigerians within the country and in the diaspora to track execution of government projects.

He highlighted some of the progress made by the ministry in developing and implementing critical growth and development for the country.

“We have achieved, by our commitment to the principles of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), which has gradually transformed the governance ecosystem in Nigeria.

‘We also improved budgetary processes, procurement processes, boosted anti-corruption through the introduction of transparency in company ownership,” he said.

The minister said that the ministry also developed a framework for National Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) which President Muhammadu Buhari recently launched.

“We saw to the implementation of Grid three Technology, which deploys Geospatial data for evidence-based decision-making and promotion of effective coordination,” the minister said.

“The development, approval and launch of the National Development Plan (NDP) 2021-2025, the NDP plan 2021 – 2025 is a medium term plan.

“The preparation of implementation plan for NDP 2021 – 2025 (2022) the implementation plan for the NDP 2021 – 2025 is for effective delivery of the plan.

“The production of abridged version of NDPM 2021 – 2025 for printing and dissemination (2021).

“This is to ensure increased awareness and sensitization among the Nigerian populace; we also developed a volume III of the NDP 2021 – 2025: which covers the legislative imperatives of the NDP 2021 – 2025 to ensure continuity of the Plan and remove the binding constraints militating against the private sector drive of the company.

“The recent launch of Nigeria Agenda 2050 by the President gives direction for Government policies for over a 30 year-period, we set up an Inter- Ministerial Technical Committee on identification and Selection of suitable programme and projects admitted into NDP 2021 – 2025 that can be funded through PPP arrangements.

“We also ensure the establishment of an implementation unit (2021): The objective of the unit is to fast track the implementation of the plan,” he said.

He said that there were more outstanding achievements under his watch as the minister for three and half years.

“We developed Nigeria’s food system pathways implementation strategy, launching of Multi – dimensional Poverty Index (MPI) measuring tools, Multi – dimensional child poverty analysis (2022).

“We also developed a Situation analysis of Children (SItAN), 2022, review of National Social Professional Policy (NSPP), 2021, food system dialogues from national to grass root level and World Bank-Assisted Accelerating Nutrition Results in Nigeria (ANRIN) Projects.

“Nigeria COVID – 19 Action and Recovery Economic Stimulus (NG–CARES) which has been extended by a year and is presently harvesting testimonies of beneficiaries from all the states in the six geopolitical zones,” he said.

(NAN)

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