Federal government launches app to expand access to government policies

ByLance T. Lee

Aug 31, 2022

The Federal Government has launched a Presidential Delivery Tracker to connect citizens to governance in Nigeria.

It is designed to increase citizens’ access to priority government policies, programs and projects.

The Federation Government Secretary (SGF), Boss Mustapha, in his remarks at the launch of the application at the Presidential Villa, said that the Central Delivery Coordination Unit CDCU has been set up to monitor, periodically review and report to the President on the performance of Ministries in implementing the Ministerial Mandates signed by Ministers and Permanent Secretaries with the President in 2019 towards the achievement of the nine priorities of the Federal Government of Nigeria.

He listed nine priority areas to include; stabilize the macroeconomics; achieving agriculture and food security; ensure energy self-sufficiency in electricity and petroleum products; improving transport and other infrastructure.

Others drive industrialization by focusing on SMEs; improving the health, education and productivity of Nigerians; enhancing social inclusion and reducing poverty; fighting corruption and improving governance; and ensuring the safety of all citizens.

Mustapha said, “Over the past two years, CDCU has successfully led the federal government’s delivery initiative to incorporate a systematic citizen feedback mechanism into the design and operationalization of its performance management system.

“This is in recognition of the essential role of citizens in promoting inclusive and citizen-centred governance.

“The Presidential Delivery Tracker (PDT) app is therefore a co-creation platform that aims to connect citizens to governance in Nigeria by increasing citizen access to Federal Government Presidential priority policies, programs and projects.

“The objective of the PDT is to promote transparency and expand access to reporting on presidential priority policies, programs and projects by incorporating citizens as a third layer of reporting to offer vital information that will facilitate effective service delivery. .

He said the objective of developing the Citizens App and Website is to enable citizens as well, among others: to accurately report and provide feedback on the implementation of government programs and projects ; participate in the coordination of federal government interventions in their localities and in the implementation of government projects.

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