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Citizen-Centred Governance: What Role of Supreme Audit Institute (SAI) Nigeria

There is a particular relevance in Citizen-centred governance for individuals and groups who lives in areas far from the Centre, and for those administrators and policy-makers committed to eliminating poverty, and also reducing social injustice and inequality. A lot of new policy initiatives have been targeted at these areas over the past decade. The wave for democratisation as Huntington puts has come with new ways for citizens’ engagement in the governance process towards shaping and deciding public policy, and also has created a complex governance landscape of statutory agencies, partnerships, boards, and other structures. One critical element for Citizen-centred administration and governance is making the correct regulation environment for a greater outcome. The overall outcome includes coordinating the administration’s way of handling issues towards creating a participatory and localised structure through which citizens are engaged to request superior outcomes from the government. Through such a regular course of action, it is observed, that the component and motivating forces fundamental to adopting results-oriented institutions for effectiveness is participatory governance. Therefore, it is within this background that the paper will explore the role of the Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) Nigeria in promoting Citizen-Centred Governance in Nigeria. The paper asks the critical question of how the Nigerian Supreme Audit Institute created and promote a participatory and localised structure through which citizens are engaged to request superior outcomes from the government.

Citizen-Centred, Governance, Participation, Accountability, Transparency

Abubakar Amsami. (2023). Citizen-Centred Governance: What Role of Supreme Audit Institute (SAI) Nigeria. International Journal of Finance and Banking Research, 9(4), 68-72.

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