The Federal Government has disclosed that it is currently developing a web app to enable Nigerian citizens to monitor development projects across the country.
This was announced by the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clem Agba, in Abuja. He added that citizens’ participation in governance and tracking service delivery of projects in their communities is now a major concern for the government.
Regarding transparency and accountability in the delivery of government’s capital projects countrywide, Agba said: “The Budget and National Planning arm of the ministry is working on a Web App – the Eye Mark – that will assist citizens to ‘eye mark’ and report on government’s projects and programmes ‘earmarked’ for their communities.”
With the app, Nigerian citizens will be able to monitor the progress of capital projects taking place in their communities through mobile phones.
“The app is about 90 per cent developed and the government requires the active participation in the process of tying budget provisions to projects and getting time value of money earmarked for capital projects as governance is a collective responsibility by all citizens.” Agba said.