2018 Scorecard And Evaluation Results Of Government Institution Websites Released
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
INTERNATIONAL RIGHT TO KNOW DAY; An Assessment Of FOI Compliance In Nigeria 2018
28 September 2018, Abuja - Right To Know (R2K) Nigeria today joins access to information advocates globally to celebrate the 3rd Anniversary of the International Day for the Universal Access to Information (2018).
As part of activities to celebrate this day, R2K, Nigeria has today released an updated version of its FOI Compliance Assessment Report 2018. This report is a comparative analysis focused on two key provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, particularly, Section 2 (3 & 4) which provides for Proactive Disclosure and Section 29 (1, 2 & 3) which compels an FOI Annual Submission to the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation by all public institutions in Nigeria.