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FG launches app for Nigerians to track ministers’ performances

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The federal government has unveiled the upgraded Citizens’ Delivery Tracker App, which will enable Nigerians to view the deliverables and key performance indicators for all ministries and give their own assessment.

The tracker is available at app.cdcu.gov.ng; it can be downloaded from the Google Play Store and Apple Store.

Hadiza Usman, special adviser to the president on policy and coordination and head of the central delivery coordination unit (CDCU), spoke at the go-live event of the app on Monday in Abuja.

Ms Usman said the initiative was in tandem with President Bola Tinubu’s promise at the cabinet retreat for ministers, presidential aides, and others that his administration would ensure that citizens were an integral part of the tracking management process of the government.

She said that in arriving at the deliverables and key performance indicators (KPIs), the CDCU, supported by development partners and consultants, held numerous bilateral meetings with ministers, permanent secretaries, and their respective technical teams for six weeks.

“The bilateral sessions looked at the mandate of the respective ministries in line with the presidential priority areas and arrived at the final deliverable and KPIs,’’ Ms Usman added.

According to the special adviser, the Citizens’ Delivery Tracker is an application that affords citizens the opportunity to view the priority programmes and projects of the federal government on their devices.

“We upgraded this application through consultations with a wide spectrum of stakeholders, and it is now ready for use.

“We are adopting international best practices and utilising globally recognised performance indicators and benchmarks to assess the performance of MDAs in the implementation of government priority programmes, projects, and policies,’’ she said.

Ms Usman said the tracker was dynamic and would be constantly modified to enhance ease of use and maintain a strong feedback loop between citizens and their government.

In her remarks, Cynthia Rowe, development director, Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office, UK, commended the initiative, saying she was proud of the UK-Nigeria partnership.

She said that since 2019, the UK-funded Partnerships to Engage, Reform, and Learn (PERL) programme has been run largely by Nigerian experts and supported by the CDCU.

On his part, Ifeanyi Peters, team lead, Foreign Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO-PERL), said he was happy that the effort put into the project had come to fruition.

In her remarks, Obialunanma Nnaobi-Ayodele, co-chair (non-state actors) of the Open Government Partnership, Nigeria, said she was excited to be at the go-live event of the Citizens’ Delivery Tracker App.

She said the unveiling of the app underscored the current administration’s commitment to improving citizens’ participation, engagement, and inclusion in the governance process.

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