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Soludo commended for plans to adopt open governance model

By Charles Ogugbuaja, Owerri
24 January 2022   |   4:05 am
Leader of the Anambra Civil Society Network (ACSONET), Chris Azor, has described Governor-elect, Prof. Charles Soludo’s plan to adopt open governance model after his swearing in on March 17, 2022 as “a good start.”

Prof. Chukwuma Soludo

Leader of the Anambra Civil Society Network (ACSONET), Chris Azor, has described Governor-elect, Prof. Charles Soludo’s plan to adopt open governance model after his swearing in on March 17, 2022 as “a good start.”

The Guardian recalled that Soludo had disclosed plans to adopt the system when he inaugurated the 80-member transition committee in Awka last week.

Azor, who is also the Co-Chairman of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), in a statement at the weekend, said it would create opportunity for participatory administration between the government and the people, which would ultimately result in transparency and accountability.

He said the group has no doubt that the committee headed by Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, would not fail Anambra people in delivering their terms of reference.

The group also commended Soludo for disclosing his plan not to embark on fanfare at the expense of development of the state when he assumes duties.

“Soludo made it clear that he had adopted an open governance model that would guarantee transparency and accountability to Anambra people; insisting that his administration would not waste the state’s resources on jamborees.

“His declaration is in line with the good governance foundation laid by Governor Willie Obiano, who signed up to Open Government Partnership (OGP) in June 2017, as the first governor to do so in the South East,’” he said.