The Registrar-General of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Alhaji Garba Abubakar, has reiterated the country’s commitment towards promoting good governance.Abubakar, in a statement said this when he led Nigeria’s delegation to the 8th Open Government Partnership (OGP) Global Summit in Tallinn, Estonia.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 2023 OGP Summit focuses on open government in the digital age.
It focuses on the potential of technology to make governance and policy-making more transparent and accountable, and the preservation of democracy.
It also brings together heads of state and government, representatives of civil society, and policymakers around the world annually to promote principles of transparency and good governance globally.
The CAC boss, who is also the State Actors Acting Co-Chair, intimated the gathering on reforms being implemented by the Government of Nigeria in promoting the ideals of good governance.
Earlier, the Chief Executive Officer of OGP International, Mr Sanjay Pradhan, identified Nigeria as one of the countries advancing beneficial ownership transparency in today’s world.
Pradhan therefore commended Nigeria for launching the Public Register of Beneficial Owners of Entities, the first to be deployed in line with the open data standard in Africa.
He also commended the commission for sustaining citizen dialogue as a way of strengthening the civic space.
The OGP is made up of 75 national and 104 local governments, plus thousands of civil society groups.
They work to deliver the promise of democracy beyond the ballot box through the Open Government Partnership.
NAN reports that Estonia’s transparent e-governance and close cooperation with civil society stand out in the world.
Their journey has offered valuable experience to pass on, hence its selection as this year’s Global OGP Summit host.