MRA names Ministry of Defence as winners of ‘FOI Hall of Shame’

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today named the Ministry of Defence as the 70th inductee into its “Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame”, accusing the Ministry of refusing to submit itself to civilian oversight by failing to abide by its duties and obligations under a democratically enacted Law. In a statement in Lagos, Mr. Ayode Longe, MRA’s Programme Director, told the Ministry that the mere fact that its functions touch on security and defence matters does not exempt it from the requirements of transparency and accountability, adding that as a…

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Media Rights Agenda attacks Lagos University Teaching Hospital over FOI

The Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), this week bags the Media Rights Agenda (MRA)’s induction into its weekly ‘Hall of Shame’ ratings of the federal government and agencies poor record on Freedom of Information,FOI, law since its establishment. LUTH was inducted into “Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame” for undermining the right to information in Nigeria guaranteed by the FOI Act, evidenced by its non-compliance with almost all aspects of the Law over the last seven years. Announcing the induction of LUTH into the FOI Hall of Shame, in…

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