NEPC ranks high on FOI compliance

September 29, 2020

the Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC) has emerged as the Third FOI most compliant and transparent public institution .

Of the 211 public institutions covering the Executive, the Legislature and the Judiciary that were assessed and ranked, the BPSR was adjudged the winner with a total of 58.7 points, while NIPC came second with 54 points and NEPC came third with 43.5 points.

The event held on Monday in Abuja was organised by BudgIT, Basic Rights Watch (BRW), the International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR), Right to Know (R2K) Nigeria, Media Rights Agenda (MRA) and the Public and Private Development Centre (PPDC) to rank public institutions based on their level of disclosure, transparency, and compliance with the Freedom of Information Act, 2011.

The ranking methodology assessed public institutions for their compliance with their proactive disclosure obligations under the Act; their level of responsiveness to requests for information in terms of timeliness; the level of disclosure in terms of the completeness of the information provided to requesters; whether they conducted FOI training for their staff as mandatorily required by the Act; whether they had designated their FOI Desk Officers as required by the Act; and their level of compliance with their FOI annual reporting obligation for the year under review.