By; BENEDICT SUNDAY, Kaduna
Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has confirmed his participation in this year’s Open Government Week event scheduled to hold at the NAF Conference Centre in Abuja.
According to a letter from the presidency to the organisers, the vice president will be representing President Muhammadu Buhari who is currently out of the country on an official visit to the United States of America
Others who will be in attendance include Nigeria’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) who serves as the co-chair of the OGP in Nigeria as well as Mr. Edeetan Ojo, founding director of Media Rights Agenda who is also the civil society co-chair of the initiative as well as several development partners among others.
Nigeria is joining the OGP member countries around the world to host the Open Government Week from Monday, May 7 – Friday, May 11.
The goal of the event is to create opportunities to learn about Open Government and showcase ways that citizens can interact with and influence the workings of government.
The OGP is a multi-stakeholder initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption and harness new technologies to strengthen governance.