Project Open LGA seeks to put information about all Local Governments in Nigeria online.
The sole mission of Project Open LGA is to ensure that every of the 774 local government areas in the country have information about the people, culture, heritage as well as business opportunities available in each local government.
With the social project, Project Open LGA, you would have access to information about every local government in respect to their history, culture, socio-political, agricultural and mineral resources, and tourism among others.
“We believe that if all Local Government Areas in Nigeria have these strategic information online, it will drive more investments and tourist to them." - Kenneth Oshiobugie, Founder, Project Open LGA
While some states of the Federation do have information about their local governments, comparing information about local governments form different states often entails visiting multiple websites.
And most times, the information you get is limited, The only information I could get on Ogun State website about my local government are its name, headquarters, Chairman and the Senatorial District it belongs to. Even the name stated as the headquarters of my local government isn’t correct.
Apparently, the web portal doesn't have any information about my local government for now, and only 11 states have all or some of their local governments listed at the moment, in case yours is not listed, the platform is expected to launch in July 2015, so keep your fingers crossed.
In ensuring the reliability of data to being made available on the portal, the Open LGA project is partnering with the National Orientation Agency.
Now students and researchers alike can have resources about Nigerian local governments, thereby stimulating research activities.
This will not only showcase the culture and heritage of individual local governments, it would also make it easier for people all over the world to know more about the rich culture of Nigerians – narrowed down to the local government level.