The OGP process is founded on the theory that it provides a platform where three main actors operate and that when these actors play their roles effectively, it will result in improved dialogue and relationships among its stakeholders, and change institutional processes and norms towards openness – ultimately leading to more ambitious open government reforms in the short term.
Open Government principles which is a cardinal transparency and anti-corruption initiative embraced by the Federal Government to deepen reforms in service delivery to the citizens. OGP was formally launched on 20th September, 2011 with 8 funding governments (Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Norway, the Philippines, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States). Nigeria became a member in 2016 as the 70th members and that today, there are 76 members states and about 15 sub-national entities. Niger State was the sixth state to join OGP.