A group of grassroots transparency and accountability activists from Kano, Abia, Bayelsa, Delta, Akwa Ibom and Nasarawa states have concluded plans to monitor the implementation of the 2016 budgets of their various states. The plan was fine-tuned during a one-day capacity building workshop for budgets activists drawn from the six states which held at Abuja on the 1st of December 2016.
On the 31st of August 2016, Social Action’s Open Budget Cluster carried out a Citizens’ –Government Roundtable meeting on Open Budgets. The event aimed at ensuring that state annual budgets are open and available to citizens. This accessibility of state budgets will kick-start other forms of citizens’ engagement which will lead to more participatory and prudent fiscal practices.