CIRDDOC Made Budget Process In Nigeria More Transparent

Engr. Ralph Ndigwe, national coordinator of the Civil Resource Development and Documentation Centre (CIRDDOC), in this interview with SYLVESTER ENOGHASE, speaks on how 36 states shows marked improvement in the level of budget transparency, although participation has remained low. Excerpt:

Can you throw more lights on CIRDDOC) recently released report of the 2020 Nigerian States Budget Transparency Survey?

Above is the link to download the pdf file of the news report. it’s located on pages 20 & 21.


Jigawa emerges top on Budget Transparency Index 2020 ranking

…stakeholders call for open budget process

By Gabriel Ewepu

THE Civil Resource Development and Documentation Centre, CIRDDOC, Wednesday, declared Jigawa State top among 36 States on Budget Transparency Index 2020 ranking.

This was made known by the Lead Researcher, CIRDDOC, Engr Ralph Ndigwe, why presenting ‘2020 Nigerian States Budget Transparency Survey’, which was funded by … read more


Oyo, Zamfara Run Secret Budget, Procurement Processes — Report

Oyo and Zamfara states provide almost no budget information, have non-existent spaces for public consultation, and run opaque procurement processes.

This was revealed in the Subnational Budget Transparency Survey 2020 released in Abuja on Wednesday by the Civil Resource Development and Documentation Centre (CIRDDOC) and funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)…. read more


Report Shows Improved Transparency in States’ Budget, Procurement Processes

State governments have significantly improved budget transparency and participation as well as improved the robustness of their respective procurement process, a report has stated.

According to the Subnational Budget Transparency Survey 2020, which was released by the Civil Resource Development and Documentation Centre (CIRDDOC) Nigeria … read more


Opaque Budgetary Process Limiting Impact Of Govt Spending On Nigerians-Stakeholders

Civil Society Organisations have advocated the need for citizen participation and transparency in the national and sub-national budget process.

Speaking at the National launch of the 2020 Nigerian states budget transparency survey report in Abuja on Wednesday, the Executive Director of the African Centre for Leadership, Strategy & Development (Centre LSD), Otive Igbuzor said that focus on budget has assumed greater prominence in recent years…read more


Survey Rates Oyo, Zamfara Worst-Performing States On Budget Transparency

Oyo and Zamfara States top the list of states with worse performance on budget transparency in Nigeria, scoring 5 and 21 points respectively in a national survey that was released recently.

Oyo State made no budget documents available online; after a careful search, none of the links on the state’s website for their budget documents worked, the report said…read more


Oyo Counters State Budget Transparency Survey Report

The Oyo State Government has rejected a report launched by a non-governmental organisation (NGO), the State Budget Transparency Survey report, which placed the state as the least performing state of the federation on the ladder of online availability of budget documents for the year 2020. The state government, which made its position known in a statement endorsed by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, insisted that the state’s budget …read more