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EiE Nigeria Apr 17
Since the introduction of the Freedom of Information act, several public institutions like and others have failed to comply with the provisions of the act. The FOI HALL OF SHAME contains such institutions and their preference for opacity. (THREAD)👇
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Media Rights Agenda Apr 16
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For further information on the , please contact: Ridwan Sulaimon, , Programme Manager, Freedom of Information, Media Rights Agenda, Lagos; E-mail: sulaimon@mediarightsagenda.org
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Media Rights Agenda Apr 16
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We urge members of the public to use the FOI Act to demand information from public institutions in different sectors with a view to ensuring that the law is effectively implemented and that they are able to participate in the governance of their country.
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Media Rights Agenda Apr 16
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We call on the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, to urgently call the NDE to order and ensure that the agency complies with its duties and obligations under the FOI Act.
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Media Rights Agenda Apr 16
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Media Rights Agenda Apr 16
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Mr Sulaimon said the critical importance of the NDE to the Nigerian economy, especially in the light of the ravaging levels of unemployment in the country, makes its lack of transparency and failure to comply with the FOI Act, a matter of grave concern.
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Media Rights Agenda Apr 16
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Media Rights Agenda Apr 16
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Since the FOI Act was enacted, the NDE has not submitted a single report out of the 7 annual reports it ought to have submitted to the Attorney-General of the Federation on its implementation of the Act, thus breaching Section 29 of the Act, said .
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Media Rights Agenda Apr 16
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According to Mr. Sulaimon, the NDE failed woefully in all the indicators as it appeared to have completely abdicated all its responsibilities under the Act.
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Media Rights Agenda Apr 16
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Media Rights Agenda Apr 16
Replying to @SenChrisNgige
MRA said the NDE was “conferred with the Award” for gross & repeated breaches of all its duties and obligations under the Law as well as the general lack of transparency in an agency whose function is of critical importance to the nation’s economy.
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Media Rights Agenda Apr 16
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The FOI Hall of Shame is an initiative of MRA, launched in July 2017, to shine the spotlight on public institutions or officials that are undermining the effectiveness of the FOI Act.
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Media Rights Agenda Apr 16
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Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today declared the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) the latest inductee into the “Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame”, citing the agency’s persistent violations of the FOI Act with impunity.
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Media Rights Agenda Apr 16
National Directorate of Employment Bags ‘FOI Hall of Shame’ Award, Cited for Persistent Violation of FOI Act with Impunity
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Edetaen Ojo Apr 12
2 of 2: Unless overturned in future by the Supreme Court, the unanimous judgment of the 3 justices of the Akure Judicial Division of the Appeal Court settles the controversy over whether States must first “domesticate” the Freedom of Information Act, 2011 for it to apply to them.
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