No fewer than 10 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have commended the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) for operating an Open Government Partnership (OGP) with members of the public.
They gave the commendation at a virtual meeting organised on Monday to draw up a one-year Action plan towards fulfilling OGP mandate in AMAC.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the CSOs include Dean Initiative, ActionAid, Centre LSD, Connected Development, MacArthur Foundation, SERAP, and Foundation for Family Values, among others.
She added that the Abdullahi Candido-led administration of AMAC also created social media platforms to reach out to and get feedback from members of the public on government policies.
Essiet added that needs assessment was also conducted in various communities within the area council before budget of a new fiscal year was done.
She added that all these were to promote government accountability and partnership at the grassroots level.
Mr Oladayo Olaide, representative of the MacArthur Foundation, also commended the council for exhibiting true leadership by promoting transparency in governance.
NAN reports that Abuja Municipal Area council became a member of Open Government Partnership (OGP) in 2020, as the first Local Government in Nigeria to become a member of OGP Local.