Right To Know Nigeria (R2K) announces the release of FOI videos titled “Understanding the FOI Act”.
Abuja: 28 September 2016. Today marks the first celebration of the Universal Access to Information day, as designated by UNESCO. It is a day so designated to be marked and celebrated worldwide. As Access to Information activists around the world commemorate this day, Right To Know (R2K), Nigeria has released an assessment report on the level of compliance by public institutions in Nigeria with two key provisions of the Freedom of Information Act. Notably, Section 2(3 &4) relating to the provision on Proactive Disclosure—and Section 29 (1,2 &3) obligating an FOI Annual Submission to the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF).
Abuja 7 September 2016: The Bureau For Public Service Reforms (BPSR) has today proactively published on its website (www.bpsr.gov.ng) a detail summary of the entire Freedom of Information (FOI) request it received and responded to since the launch of its FOI Portal.
ABUJA, 19 August 2016: The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has agreed to sign a memorandum of understanding on the implementation of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) with an NGO, Right to Know, Nigeria.The agreement was reached when the Executive Secretary of NEITI, Waziri Adio received the Coordinator of Right to Know, Mrs. Ene Enonche-Nwankpa and her team in his office.
The Executive Secretary welcomed the decision by Right to Know, Nigeria to partner with NEITI on implementation of the Act noting that the decision to sign MoU with the group was part of NEITI’s efforts to fully comply with the Freedom of Information Act.
"R2knigeria's effort is an example of an NGO working in partnership with government to solve a joint problem"
Dr Joe Abah (DG BPSR)
"Great job, the society should be made aware of these rights"
"Very useful materials, keep up the good work!"
"More people need to be educated on these rights"
"Great job with the translations, they are very accurate"
"The videos are very educative and easy to understand"
"I like the professionalism and transparency of the organization"