FERMA pledges compliance to SERVICOM principles in the implementation of OGP commitments

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The Managing Director, Federal Roads Maintenance gency, FERMA, Engr. Nuruddeen A. Rafindadi, FNSE has said that FERMA will ensure total compliance to SERVICOM principles and directives in the implementation of the Open Government Partnership, OGP 2nd National Action Plan, NAPII.

Rafindadi also promised that the agency will provide adequate information to all customers, both internal and external on the processes for seeking redress in case they are not satisfied or have concerns on services received.

The Managing Director made this pledge in his welcome address on the occasion of the advocacy visit to the agency by the National Coordinator/CEO SERVICOM on Tuesday.

Rafindadi said the advocacy visit of the National Coordinator/CEO SERVICOM and her team was a show of commitment to actualizing the success of the SERVICOM initiative on the implementation of Open Government Partnership, OGP 2nd National Action Plan, NAPII.

He added that the visit was laudable as this would accord the management of the agency the opportunity to be further enlightened on the President’s commitment to improve Service Delivery, implementation of the Open Government Partnership 2nd National Action Plan (NAPII) and the compliance roles of the Agency.

The National Coordinator/CEO, SERVICOM, Mrs. Nnenna Akajemeli said the visit was to seek the partnership of the Agency on the “delivering on commitments in improved service delivery Thematic Areas”.

She said Open government Partnership is a global coalition of reformers from government and civil society working together to make government more transparent, participatory and accountable to truly serve and empower citizens

Mrs Akajemeli noted that the OGP initiative presents a platform for creation, partnership and collaboration between Government, Civil Society organizations and private sectors in achieving the OGP developmental processes.

The SERVICOM Coordinator also said the OGP initiative is governed by four key principles which include Transparency, Accountability, Citizen Participation and Technology and Innovation.

Akajemeli further disclosed that the OGP which was founded in 2011 by eight countries was signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari in July 2016, ensure full implementation of the processes to fight corruption, ensure accountable, transparent, citizen focused and improved service delivery to Nigerians.

These commitments she said, are contained in the First National Plan (NAPI) with 2 years implementation period (2017-2019), having Fiscal Transparency, Anti-corruption, Access to information and citizen’s engagement as it Thematic pillars.

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