ACCESS TO INFORMATION NAP 2

COMMITMENT 9: Improved compliance of public institutions with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) concerning the creation, storage, organization and management of public records and strengthening the functions and responsibilities of record management officers in Public InstitutionsLead MDA: Federal Ministry of Justice.

Lead MDAs: Federal Ministry of Justice Responsible person(s): Honorable Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice This commitment seeks to improve compliance with the FOIA records management requirements to secure citizens right to access to information. The details of implementation of specific activities are as follows:

Milestone 59: Training of staff of public institutions on records management

Start-Finish Date: October 2019 to July 2021

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Last Updated: October 2019

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Milestone 60: Review and update of the current records management policies of  public institutions

Start-Finish Date: October 2019 to June 2020

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Last Updated: October 2019


Milestone 61:Adoption of E-policy on Electronic Data Management System (EDMS) approved by the Federal Executive Council.

Start-Finish Date: October 2019 to June 2020

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Last Updated: October 2019


Milestone 62: Advocacy to, and sensitization of public institutions on making budgetary provisions for FOI related issues

Start-Finish Date: October 2019 to June 2020

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Last Updated: October 2019


Milestone 63: Adoption and application of punitive administrative measures against public institutions and officials adjudged to be undermining the effectiveness of the FOI Act or breaching its provisions.

Start-Finish Date: October 2019 to June 2020

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Last Updated: October 2019


COMMITMENT 10: Improved compliance of public institutions with FOIA concerning the mandatory publication provisions requirement, annual reporting obligations to the AGF and increasing the level of responses to FOI requests.

Lead MDA:  Federal Ministry of Justice Responsible person(s): Honorable Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice This commitment seeks to enhance compliance with the FOIA mandatory publication requirements by Public Institutions to proactively disclose information to the public, submit annual reports to AGF on FOI requests received and responded to in any given year by 1stFebruary of the following year, and improve their responsiveness to requests from the public for information under the FOIA. The details of implementation of specific activities are as follows:

Milestone 64: Identification of MDAs that are yet to designate Freedom of Information (FOI) Desk Officers

Start-Finish Date: October 2019 to December 2019

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Last Updated: October 2019


Milestone 65: Designation of 350 Freedom of Information (FOI) Desk Officer in public institutions identified in (2) above and publication of their contact details.

Start-Finish Date: November 2019 to January 2020

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Last Updated: October 2019


Milestone 66: Training of the designated staff in 2 above and other staff of public institutions    involved in the implementation of FOIA.

Start-Finish Date: February 2020 to May 2020

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Last Updated: October 2019


Milestone 67: Integration of the FOI role into the individual or group performance review of the FOI responsible individual and/or unit in public institutions

Start-Finish Date: February 2020 to May 2020

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Last Updated: October 2019


Milestone 68: Adoption and application of punitive administrative measures against public institutions and officials adjudged to be undermining the effectiveness of the Act or breaching its provisions.

Start-Finish Date:October 2019 to June 2020

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Last Updated: October 2019


Milestone 69: Deployment of an E-FOI portal, or any other digital platform where citizens can make FOI requests and receive responses, in at least 150 public institutions.

Start-Finish Date: October 2019 to January 2021

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Last Updated: October 2019


Milestone 70: Adoption and implementation of Practice Direction to the Judiciary through the Chief Justice of Nigeria to guide the court on FOI cases

Start-Finish Date: October 2019 to December 2020

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Last Updated: October 2019


Milestone 71: Adoption of technology-based information systems and standards that will ensure that information is collected, collated and stored in a form that enables public officials to efficiently and effectively retrieve the required information within the 7-day time-limit for response to FOI requests as prescribed by the FOIA

Start-Finish Date: October 2019 to January 2021

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Last Updated: October 2019

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