The Kaduna State Government is to sign an agreement with FinTech startup, BudgIT to build an open budgeting system for the Northern Nigerian state.
Guardian reports that the open budgeting system will allow citizens access the policies, budgets, procurement records and status of fund released in the state right on their mobile devices.
“This initiative is to deepen the interaction between citizens and government, in line with the current mood of the country for increased transparency and accountability,” says Oluseun Onigbinde, BudgIT co-founder.
The project will be released within the next three months and will feature analysis of the Kaduna State budget, infographics and a website that will serve as a repository for public data.
BudgIT had previously served as a tool where Nigerians can evaluate the nation’s budget structure and the startup recently released Buharimeter, a tool to weigh the performance of Nigeria’s current President against his campaign promises.