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PDT app launched to improve citizens’ feedbacks on government performances.

The Central Delivery Coordinating Unit (CDCU), is a unit in the office of the Secretary of the Government of the Federation, recently launched the Presidential Delivery Tracker app and website to enhance participation and integration of the citizens’ feedback of the government’s performance system. Boss Mustapha, the Secretary of the Government during the launch of the app and website, noted that the CDCU has over the past two years, succeeded in driving the delivery initiative of the Federal Government to add a systematic review/feedback mechanism from the general public into the operation of its Performance Management System. This is in line with recognizing the role of citizens in enhancing inclusiveness in governance.

The CDCU was set up for tracking, reviewing and reporting the performances of the various ministries to the President and signed in 2019 to oversee the achievement of the nine priorities of the Federal Government. Mustapha regarded the objective of the Presidential Delivery Tracker app as a co-creation platform prioritizing a connection between the citizens and government by improving the citizens’ access to Federal Government’s policies, programs, implemented projects by the various governmental ministries and agencies. He noted that the app was not designed to give access to every activity of the Federal Government, as there are restrictions in the political scope and programs. The development of this Citizens’ app will enable accurate reports, feedback and assessments on implemented governmental programs.

PDT to provide citizens with opportunity to engage with policy makers.

He further noted that this engagement initiative was in accordance with the increasing global demand by the civil society and general public for a proactive participation in the public decision-making process, as well as the desire of many governmental organizations to improve public trust, gender inclusiveness and effective responsiveness to the needs of every citizen. Mustapha stated that this idea was further strengthened by the technological developments that are designed to provide citizens with an overt opportunity to facilitate a direct engagement with policy makers. With this, the participation of the general public in local policies that affect them is enhanced and opinions of marginalized groups are inclusively projected.

The CDCU with this innovation, will empower the citizens by facilitating functioning engagement programs and participation that will be hugely beneficial per a platform for general opinions. This Presidential Delivery Tracker and the CDCU website will respectively serve as platforms for the dissemination of information on public service delivery, receiving feedbacks and suggesting paradigms for further improvements on governmental policies. Mustapha however appealed to numerous stakeholders, especially the media and CSOs to also create awareness about these platforms to the public. Also, Chris Pycroft, the Development Director of of Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office in Nigeria asserted that this platform was a step further in the quest for governmental transparency and accountability. He also stated that with the public participation on some of the policy making, government is expected to perform essential services and the citizens, overtly adhering to civil duties.

Strengthened partnership with Civil Society to sustain this initiative.

Pycroft further suggested that the government must also strengthen partnership with a network of civil society groups across the country, in a bid to sustain this initiative. The initiative which aligns with the open government partnership principle will ensure an improved transparent ambience, accountability and citizens’ participation and responsiveness, using technology and innovation as a pivotal medium. For sustainability, it is quite important to institutionalize this initiative and demonstrate its effectiveness. Pycroft commended the Office of the Secretary for ensuring an improvement in the Public Performance Management Systems.

He however stated that the Presidential Delivery Tracker continually ensures greater governance and citizens’ partnership, promising that the United Kingdom will also support incentives that well promotes citizens participation in governance. The Co-Chair of Nigeria’s Civil Society, Obialumanma Nnaobi-Ayodele noted that numerous thematic organizations had been responsible for the creation of review of this tracker, and were delighted at the availability of the project to the general public. She also asserted that the app had an objective to record delivery across the nine priority projects of the Federal government.

Civil society to collaborate with the government for delivery of values.

Nnaobi-Ayodele further stated that the Presidential Delivery Tracker and web application projects the importance of open governance, transparency, enhanced public service delivery, and accountability as well as citizens’ participation in governmental policies that affects them. She noted that the Civil Society would continually work with the government for the delivery of the projected values, whilst also holding the government accountable to their responsibilities. She said that from the use of these platforms, they would be interested in seeing results that well reflect the government’s transparency and measure of trust from the citizens.


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Ask Nigeria
26 days ago

Promoting government integration with technol – PDT app launched to improve citizens’ feedbacks on government performances. – Express your point of view.

Ultra0711
Member
25 days ago

The government has done well developing such system. This will enhance citizens inclusiveness in governance.

Last edited 25 days ago by Ultra0711
Tolaniiii
Member
25 days ago

The Civil Society would constantly collaborate with the government to ensure that the projected values are delivered, while also holding the government accountable to their responsibilities.

Bola12
Member
25 days ago

The CDCU was established for monitoring, evaluating, and reporting to the President the performances of the several ministries and signed in 2019 to oversee the accomplishment of the federal government’s nine priorities.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Member
25 days ago

Both the general public and members of underrepresented groups will have a greater opportunity to have their voices heard about matters of local policy that directly affect them as a result of this.

Christiana
Member
25 days ago

By supporting effective engagement programs and involvement that will be greatly advantageous as a platform for general viewpoints, the CDCU will empower the public with this innovation.

Hassan Isa
Member
25 days ago

This engagement programme was in agreement with the rising global desire by both civil society and the general public for a proactive participation in the public decision-making process, which is a positive development.

Taiwoo
Member
25 days ago

The creation of this app for citizens will make it possible to provide accurate reports, feedback, and evaluations on initiatives that have been implemented by the government, which is very beneficial for our advancement.

Remi1
Member
25 days ago

There are limitations on the political scope and programmes, the application was not intended to provide access to all activities that are carried out by the federal government, and it is not appropriate to utilise it in such a manner.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Member
25 days ago

We hope to see results from these channels that speak to the openness and confidence the public has in their administration.

Last edited 25 days ago by Nwachukwu Kingsley
Adesanyaj72
Member
25 days ago

The CDCU was established in 2019 with the purpose of monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on the performances of the various ministries to the President and This should be done in order to ensure that the nine priorities that the Federal Government has set for itself are met.

Kazeem1
Member
25 days ago

This is consistent with the recognition of the role that citizens play in the improvement of inclusion in governance, which is a positive development.

Chibuzor
Member
25 days ago

That’s fantastic, since it means more people can have their voices heard in the government’s performance evaluation process.

theApr
Member
25 days ago

In a sane country where governments do care about the interest of it’s people, this would improve government performance. As they tend to see their flaws and dissatisfaction of citizens. Buh here, the government really to care. So expressing your feeling might be not as effective as it should.

Iyanu12345ogg
Member
25 days ago

….it will bring about transparency, freedom of expression and assessment between the govt and the the citizen..In my on view its a welcome concept…

Adeolastan
Member
25 days ago

In normal society or develop countries this suppose to improve the government performance in providing necessary social amenities to the citizens but in a country like Nigeria is opposite way.

Tonerol10
Member
25 days ago

Presidential Delivery Tracker for this government 😂 Okey ooo. This present government no get time for them. The government and the government

Abusi
Member
25 days ago

Let’s see how the promotion of this cause will help the government see to the issues affecting the citizens. At least it will help the people to be able to see the government and know if the government is truly working.

Haykaylyon26
Member
25 days ago

It will make the government be transparency and citizen opinion will be tender also and the performance of the government will be to be tell by the citizen

jdpumping
Member
26 days ago

A welcome idea for the people to gets citizens feedback concerning government performance at all sectors,it leads to open governance,transperancy,better delivery and good dividend.