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FG tasks Nigerians on project monitoring nationwide

Minister of state, budget and national planning, Prince Clem Agba.

The Federal government has advised citizens and development partners to take advantage of the ‘Eyemark’ Application to track projects across the country.

Minister of state, budget and national planning, Prince Clem Agba said this in Abuja at a dialogue with development partners.

Prince Agba explained that ‘Eyemark’ is an application that allows anyone especially citizens to explore, view, comment, share and engage with other citizens, contractors and MDAs on federal government projects being executed and implemented across the country.

Senior Economic Advisor, UNDP Nigeria, Amarakoon Bandara noted that as partners, they needed more cooperation as regards adequate data, to make sure resources are judiciously used as and when due.

Implementation of infrastructure master plan

The technical working group of the National Council on Infrastructure has also been called by the federal government to implement the National Integrated infrastructure master plan (NIIMP).

Prince Agba who stated this in Abuja at the inaugural meeting with the technical working group said the group would collaborate with the office of the vice President, Professor Yemi Osibanjo who is in charge of the country’s economic affairs.

He said the federal government was determined to addressing infrastructural gaps across the country by ensuring consistent budgetary allocations for capital projects at 30% in the annual budget since 2016 “and that was why it increased its National Infrastructure stock from 25% in 2014 to at least 35% in 2020.”

The technical working group comprises representatives of various Ministries to effectively enhance sustainable implementation of the National Integrated.

Reporting by Harriet Adams; Editing by Muzha Kucha