OPEN GOVERNMENT POLICY THROUGH INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY: PATHWAY TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIAAjibade, EyitayoOlalekan and Makinde, WasiuAbiodun
Citizens? right to access the documents and proceeding of the government for public consumptionvia information communication technology will have a long way in ensuring sustainable development in Nigeria. More so, open government is viewed in term of service delivery and public accountability, which could be facilitated by technology especially information technology that is capable of improvingthetransparent budgetary system, civic engagement, integrity, the fight against corruption and government?s accountability. This paper explores literature on open government, information communication technology, sustainable development and enhancement of open government through information and communication technology. The use of internet, journal, thesis, archival material and the vast expanse of the literature assisted in the source of information. Therefore, this paper revealed how sustainable development can be enhanced in Nigeria through application of information and communication technology in open government policies. The study concluded that open government will be enhanced with the application of information and communication technology which is necessary for sustainable development in Nigeria.
Keyword:Open Government, Policy, ICT, Accountability, Budget, Transparency