The Deputy Speaker, Federal House of Representatives Mr Benjamin Kalu said the National Assembly would soon launch an application known as ‘NASS Eyes’ to monitor budget transparency and implementation by the Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government.
Mr Kalu dropped the hints during a courtesy call on him by the management team of AFRILABS, a high-tech company in Abuja.
He said that the mechanism is driven by the conscious effort of the parliament to effectively check the performance of budgetary allocations to the agencies of government.
The Speaker who underscored the need for the deployment of technology in the oversight functions of the parliament, added that it would not only gauge the efforts of the government agencies but also give the needed boost to E-Parliament for the overall benefits of the people.
The Executive Director of AFRILABS, Mrs. Anna Ekeledo told the Deputy Speaker that their company is providing multilateral support systems to many organisations across the African hemisphere in terms of capacity building, among others.
Writing by Ibrahim Aliyu; Editing by Abdullahi Lamino