Buhari to Issue Executive Order on Transparency

October 24, 2016, 11:10 pm

President Mohammadu Buhari will soon sign an executive order on promoting transparency and efficiency so as to  create an enabling business  environment ‎in Nigeria. 

Attorney General of the Federation and  Minister ‎of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami SAN, who disclosed this in Kaduna on Monday at  a retreat with Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and Non governmental organisations  (NGOs) on  Open Governance Partnership (OGP), said this will create openness in conducting government businesses.


According to the minister, this will mandate all ministries, agencies and departments (MDAs) to adopt openness in contracting procedures and publishing of contracts. 

He said with the dwindling economy, the government is desirous to continue to provide an enabling environment to attract foreign investors in order to diversify the economy.

Malami further said that Buhari had made it clear that Nigeria is opened  for business and has assured that illicit finances will have no hiding place in the country . 

"In  the coming weeks, ‎the President will sign and executive order for the creation of an enabling business environment in Nigeria that will mandate all MDAs to adopt openness in contracting and procedures and publishing contracts" the minister said.

He maintained that corruption remains one of the biggest impediments to national development, saying that the social and economic problems being faced in Nigeria is traceable to corruption.

 "In May, the President at an International Anti-Corruption Summit in the United Kingdom, affirmed his commitment to strengthen anti-corruption reforms in Nigeria, adding that following this commitment, the  federal government ‎commitment sought to deepen institutional and policy reforms which led to Nigeria joining the  OGP in July this year. "

According to him, the OGP is a multi-stakeholder initiative focused on improving the transparency, accountability, citizen participation and responsiveness ‎to citizens through technology and innovation.

He said the President recently approved the OGP National Steering Committee made up of representatives of  MDAs, CSOs, the organised private sector and professional associations who are already working together to create two year national action plan to mainstream transparency mechanism in the  management of public funds across all sectors,  with the federal Ministry of justice coordinating.

"Let me inform you that as a government, we shall remain focused ‎,bold and result oriented in delivering on the promises President Buhari made to provide good governance to the Nigerian people and deliver on the commitments made during the anti-corruption summit in London early this year" Malami said.

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