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.
The BPSR electronic FOI portal remains the first initiative of its kind developed by any government public institution in Nigeria for submitting e-FOI request and receiving corresponding response.
Through a joint partnership with Right To Know (R2K), Nigeria and supported by the MacArthur Foundation, the BPSR in March 2016 re-designed its website with a dedicated Freedom of Information Portal for fulfilling its FOI obligations and incorporated an innovative electronic platform for receiving and responding to e-FOI request.
To view details of the summary click here