Bureau Of Public Service Reforms (BPSR) And Right To Know (R2k) Nigeria Launch Policy Brief On FOI Implementation
March 19, 2019, Abuja – The BPSR in collaboration with R2K, Nigeria, today launched a Federal Government Policy brief titled; “Policy recommendations for strengthening the implementation of the freedom of information act in the Nigeria Federal Public Service”. This was done with support from the MacArthur Foundation.
The policy brief marks the culmination of the joint BPSR and R2K, Nigeria study on “Administrative Burden in the Implementation of The Freedom of Information Act 2011” in 4 pilot supervising Ministries, Departments and Agencies MDAs). The MDAs in focus were Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Federal Ministry of Justice, Code of Conduct Bureau and Federal Ministry of Finance.
6 December 2018. Abuja; Today, the Nigeria Government Inter-ministerial task team (IMTT) on the scorecard of the websites of Public Institutions, released the results of its first pilot peer review. The scorecard is aimed at promoting the implementation of the FOI Act 2011 in Public Institutions by ensuring that the constraints in accessing information on websites of government institutions are curbed. And to minimize direct human relations, in the delivery of public service by these institutions as a way to limit corruption.
This assessment which is a joint initiative of the Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR) and R2K, Nigeria with support from the MacArthur Foundation began in 2017 following the Federal governments approval and the issuing of a Circular by the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF) in December 2017 to kick start the project. http://r2knigeria.org/index.php/media-r2k/press-release/147-website-of-key-government-institutions-to-go-on-scorecard-ranking