The federal government on Tuesday inaugurated the Presidential Delivery Tracker and an associated website developed by the Central Delivery Coordination Unit.

The PDT/CDCU is designed to monitor, review and periodically report on the activities of, among others, MDAs, the performance of ministers and permanent secretaries in the performance of their ministerial mandates.

Key areas to be explored are economics, agriculture, energy, transportation, infrastructure, industrialization, education, health, security, anti-corruption, governance, poverty reduction and social inclusion, which since 2019 have formed the ministerial mandates signed by ministers and their permanent secretaries.

Following the launch in the State House banquet hall, Federation Government Secretary Boss Mustapha said the CDCU will monitor the implementation of ministries’ policies, programs and projects along the federal government’s nine priority areas.

He assured Stakeholders that the feedback from both platforms would get the attention it deserves.

“PDT/CDCU App is a co-creation platform that aims to connect citizens to governance in Nigeria by increasing citizens’ access to the Federal Government’s presidential priority policies, programs and projects.

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“The goal of the PDT/CDCU is to promote transparency and expand access to reporting on presidential priority policies, programs and projects. This is by including citizens as the third reporting layer to provide essential information that will facilitate effective service delivery.

“Over the past two years, the PDT/CDCU has successfully driven FG’s delivery initiative to incorporate a systematic citizen feedback mechanism into the design and operationalization of its performance management system. This is a recognition of the crucial role of citizens in promoting inclusive and citizen-centred governance,” said Mustapha.

According to him, the ‘Citizens App’ and website will enable Nigerians to provide accurate feedback on the implementation of government programs and projects closest to them.

He noted that Nigerians are mandated to participate in and oversee the coordination of federal government interventions in their communities.

“In addition, to highlight critical issues related to government programs and projects that hinder the delivery of essential services to citizens.

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“The CDCU plans to empower citizens to have their voices heard, build a citizen engagement program that works and increases participation, if discussed with the people. The government is already raising the bar for citizen participation,” he said.

In her remarks, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Dr Zainab Ahmed, said the MDAS should recognize the huge bounty attached to the contract by the federal government.

She said: “The members of the delivery unit need to be a good listener and ask thoughtful questions that inspire executive officials to develop solutions to their problems.

“They must be diplomatic and communicate helpfulness, as well as be able to succinctly summarize their analysis and observations for top government leaders.

“As we strive to gradually close the divide between the different classes to bring joy to a greater number of citizens, the Federal Government remains committed to accountability and transparency, and I am convinced that at the end of this administration, Nigerians will have experienced the deserved change we promised”

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