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Abuja: March 23 2016: Right To Know (R2K), Nigeria and the Bureau for Public Service Reforms (BPSR) today launched the newly re-designed BPSR website (www.bpsr.gov.ng), with a Freedom of Information portal designed to receive electronic FOI requests. This innovative website which is the first of it’s kind by any public institution in Nigeria has made it possible for the BPSR to fulfill it’s various obligations under the FOI Act in order to promote openness and facilitate public access to information and documents held by the institution.

Mr. Aaron Kaase is a public officer with Nigeria’s Police Service Commission (PSC). On the 27th May 2015, he blew the whistle on the Chairman and Nigeria’s former Inspector-General of Police, Sir. Mike Okiro on grounds of gross administrative fraud and abuse of public office. His position to expose the Chairman led to his sudden suspension by the PSC.

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Mr Aaron Kaase is a public officer with Nigeria’s Police Service Commission (PSC) with a principled opposition to systemic fraud and abuse of office in public life. His stance led to a plot of persecution at work and human rights violations, including frivolous criminal prosecution based on manufactured narratives aimed at silencing him after he blew the whistle to reveal serious allegations of possible fraud in the PSC involving the Chairman and Nigeria’s former Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Mike Okiro.

Right To Know (R2K), Nigeria and the Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will envisage both institutions working together in partnership towards a profound implementation of the Freedom of Information Act (FOI) 2011 within the institutional structure of the BPSR.

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The Right To Know (R2K), Nigeria is a dynamic organisation established in 2007 to champion the right to access officially held information at all levels of government public institutions and establishing legal standards for these rights in Nigeria.

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