Jigawa, Kaduna and Delta states have emerged first, second and third in State’s budget transparency in the country. This was contained in the 2018 report of the Nigerian States Budget Transparency Survey unveiled in Kaduna.

According to the report, Jigawa scored eighty-seven points, Kaduna State seventy-two points, while Delta trailed with sixty-four points. It also indicated that Bauchi, Borno and Rivers states occupied the 33rd, 35th and 36th positions in the survey ranking.

The survey was conducted by Civil Resource Development and Documentation Centre, CIRDDOC Enugu, in partnership with Connecting Gender for Development, COGEN and supported by DFID.

The Executive Director, Aid Foundation, Emmanuel Bonet, who presented the report, explained that the survey focused on three key indicators.

He identified the indicators as: timely publication budget information; public participation in the budget process; and sound and transparent procurement processes and systems as entrenched in the Open Governance Partnership, OGP.