In a bid to ensure that open budget is entrenched deeply across the southeast zone of Nigeria, the Citizens Centers for Integrated Development and Social Rights, CCIDESOR, is out to set up Open Budget Multi-Stakeholders Platform that will engender good governance.
This is coming from the heels of the need to partner with all stakeholders to make for statutory public policy on open budget process, procedures and participation in the states.
This platform will in a more friendly but proactive consistent manner work with all relevant stakeholders from the government, House of Assembly, CSOs, Police, Civil Defence, military, traditional institutions, Town Unions leaders, community leaders, the budget commission/ministry, media to drive the ingredient of development (budget) to the rural communities.
According to the Program Director of CCIDESOR, Barr. Chidi Igwe noted that the process of constituting membership of the platform will begin from embarking on advocacy visits to the relevant bodies, including advocacy briefs among others. This move according to the Program Director will add impetus to the already Citizens Accountability Assembly model, CAA working as a coalition around accountability, transparency and participation of budget process.
“This will ensure that there is a wholistic, all inclusive platform that will cause a societal change using the budget as ‘Game- changer’ for a better development of the southeast states and Nigeria at large”.