At the Bureau of Public Sevice Reforms (BPSR), website, if you aren't aware, there is a link to the FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (FOI) PORTAL based on The Freedom of Information Act, 2011 which was signed into Law by former President Goodluck Jonathan on May 28, 2011 and came into force that same day.
The purpose and objectives of the Act, as stated in its preamble, are;
a. To make public records and information more freely available;
b. To provide for public access to public records and information ;
c. To protect public records and information to the extent consistent with the public interest and the protection of personal privacy;
d. To protect serving public officers from adverse consequences for disclosing certain kinds of officials information without authorization;
e. To establish procedures for the achievement of these purposes and for other related matters.
The passage of the Freedom of Information Act fills a huge gap which hitherto existed in the legal framework for citizen’s access to information held by public officers, authorities and institutions in Nigeria.
A few people have already visited BPSR's Website (click the link) and made requests. Posted below is an example of a request.
"I would like to know the salary scale of Nigerian senators, with their seating allowances inclusive. I also would love to know what it takes to get a civil service job as a graduate."
On occasions where the request can't be dealt with on the portal, BPSR will endeavour to point you in the right direction.
Also published on the website are related reports such as the following;
- 2014 (Click Here)