23.1 C
Abuja

Group set to rank MDAs on compliance with FOI Act

Advertisement

Related

Advertisement
Advertisement

IN commemoration of the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) 2022, the National Freedom of Information Ranking Cohort is set to unveil its annual Freedom of Information Compliance and Transparency Rankings at the Federal Level.

The cohort comprises the International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR), Right to Know (R2K), Public and Private Development Centre (PPDC), Basic Rights Watch (BRW), Media Rights Agenda (MRA) and BudgIT. 


READ ALSO:

ICIR wins FOI award

NAPTIP, Ministries of Information, Industry rank lowest on FOI compliance in five years

NAPTIP, Ministries of Information, Industry rank lowest on FOI compliance in five years

NIPC emerges winner of 2021 National FOI Ranking


- Advertisement -

The annual event, which would take place on Wednesday, September 28 at the Umaru Yaradua Centre, Abuja, would feature the unveiling of rankings of  250 ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) in Abuja on their level of compliance with the Freedom of Information Act 2011. 

According to the organisers, this year’s edition is themed, ‘Artificial Intelligence, E-governance and Access to Information.’

The ranking methodology assesses public institutions based on the following compliance with their proactive disclosure obligations under the Act, their level of responsiveness to requests for information in terms of timeliness, the level of disclosure in terms of the completeness of the information provided to requesters (whether they conducted FOI training for their staff as mandatorily required by the Act, and whether they had designated their FOI Desk Officers as required by the Act), and their level of compliance with their FOI annual reporting obligation for the year under review.

The event will also feature a panel discussion by the Director-General, Bureau of Public Service Reforms, D. I. Arabi; Director, E-government Master Plan, Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, Olufemi Olufeko; Executive Director, Centre for Transparency Advocacy, Faith Nwadishi; and Manager, Corporate Strategy, Galaxy Backbone, Henry Okelue.

It will be moderated by the Nigeria Country Director, ONE, Stanley Achonu.

The rankings are intended to improve access to information (ATI) in Nigeria, as well as encourage all public institutions to comply with the various legal frameworks by improving their disclosure practices in order to increase citizen participation in governance.

 

Author profile
- Advertisement -

Nurudeen Akewushola is an investigative reporter and fact-checker with The ICIR. He believes courageous in-depth investigative reporting is the key to social justice, accountability and good governance in the society. You can shoot him a scoop via nyahaya@icirnigeria.org and @NurudeenAkewus1 on Twitter.

Support the ICIR

We invite you to support us to continue the work we do.

Your support will strengthen journalism in Nigeria and help sustain our democracy.

[molongui_author_box]

If you or someone you know has a lead, tip or personal experience about this report, our WhatsApp line is open and confidential for a conversation

Advertisement

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Support the ICIR

We need your support to produce excellent journalism at all times.

Advertisement

Recent

Student critic apologises to Aisha Buhari, deactivates social media accounts

A STUDENT Aminu Adamu has apologised to the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari,...

No elected federal official, appointee will earn more than civil servants – Peter Obi

LABOUR Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has said no federal public servant, including...

Naira redesign: Presidential endorsement not sufficient to legitimise process – Falana

HUMAN rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has faulted the recent endorsement of the naira redesign...

ECOWAS to get new complex in Abuja by 2025

NIGERIAN President Muhammadu Buhari has laid the foundation of the new ECOWAS Headquarters Complex...

2023: Peter Obi promises to increase power generation to 25,000mw by 2025

LABOUR Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has promised to increase the country's power...
Advertisement

Most Read

Advertisement

Subscribe to our newsletter

Advertisement