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Freedo of Information Act,2011

Freedo of Information Act,2011

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FREEDOMOFINFORMATIONACT,2011EXPLANATORYMEMORANDUM
ThisActmakespublicrecordsandinformationmorefreelyavailable,provideforpublicaccesstopublicrecordsandinformation,protectpublicrecordsandinformationtotheextentconsistentwiththepublicinterestandtheprotectionofpersonalprivacy,protectservingpublicofficersfromadverseconsequencesfordisclosingcertainkindsofofficialinformationwithoutauthorizationandestablishproceduresfortheachievementofthosepurposes.
 
FREEDOMOFINFORMATIONACT,2011ARRANGEMENTOFSECTIONS
Section:1.Rightsofaccesstorecords.2.Informationaboutpublicinstitution.3.Requestforaccesstorecords.4.Timeforgrantingorrefusingapplication.S.Transferofapplication.6.Extensionoftimelimitforgrantingorrefusingapplication.7.Whereaccessisrefused.8.Fees.9.Recordkeepingandmaintenanceofrecords.1O.Destructionorfalsificationofrecords.ll.Exemptionofinternationalaffairsanddefence.l2.Exemptionoflawenforcementandinvestigation.l3.TrainingofofficialsontherighttoinformationandontheeffectiveimplementationofthisAct.14.Exemptionofpersonalinformation.15.Exemptionofthirdpartyinformation16.Exemptionofpersonalorotherprivilegesconferredbylaw17.Exemptionofcourseorresearchmaterial.18.Severability.19.Denialbyapublicinstitutetodiscloserecords.20Judicialreview.21.Hearingina.summaryway22.AccesstoinformationbytheCourt.23.Courttotakeprecautionsagainstdisclosinginformation24.Burdenofproof.25.0rdertodiscloseinformation.26.Exemptedmaterials.27.Protectionofpublicofficers.28.Documentsunderclassification.29.Submissionofreports.30.Complimentaryprocedures.3Unterpretation32.Citation.
 
FREEDOMOFINFORMATIONACT,2011
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andinformation,protectpublicrecordsandinformationtotheextentconsistentwiththepubliciterestandtheprotectionofpersonalprivacy,protectservingpublicofficersfromadverseconsequences
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disclosingcertainkindsofofficialinformationwithoutauthorizationandestablishproceduresforthechievementofthosepurposesand;forrelatedmatters.
Commencement
ENACTED
bytheNationalAssemblyoftheFederalRepublicofNigeria-
1.
(I)NotwithstandinganythingcontainedinanyotherAct,laworregulation,therightofanypersontoaccessorrequestinformation,whetherornotcontainedinanywrittenform,whichisinthecustodyorpossessionofanypublicofficial,agencyorinstitutionhowsoeverdescribed,isestablished.
Right
ofaccessto
records.
(2)AnapplicantunderthisActneedsnotdemonstrateanyspecificinterestintheinformationbeingappliedfor..(3)AnypersonentitledtotherighttoinformationunderthisAct,shallhavetherighttoinstituteproceedingsintheCourttocompelanypublicinstitutiontocomplywiththeprovisionsofthisAct.
2.
(1)Apublicinstitutionshallensurethatitrecordsandkeepsinformationaboutallitsactivities,operationsandbusinesses.
lnformationaboutpublicinstitutions.
(2)Apublicinstitutionshallensuretheproperorganizationandmaintenanceofallinformationinitscustodyinamannerthatfacilitatespublicaccesstosuchinformation.(3)Apublicinstitutionshallcausetobepublishedinaccordancewithsubsection(4)ofthissection,thefollowinginformation-(a)adescriptionoftheorganizationandresponsibilitiesoftheinstitutionincludingdetailsoftheprogrammesandfunctionsofeachdivision,branchanddepartmentoftheinstitution;(b)alistofall-

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