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Kaduna State, Nigeria

Implement Right to Information (KAD0004)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Kaduna State National Action Plan 2018-2020

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: Ministry of Justice/Nigeria Union of Journalist

Support Institution(s): Honourable Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice (Co-Chair TWG)/ Nigeria Union of Journalist (Co-Chair TWO) ummaliikirina@gmail.com — 0803702'1491/ yusufnal©yahoo.com - 08035610827 Musa Kakaki (rnhkakaki@yahoo.com, 08023738199 Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice; Media Office, State House of Assembly, Ministry of Government Finance, Ministry of Education, Science & Technology and Planning and Budget Commission Secretary to State Government, Head of Service, Directorate of Information, etc. CS0s, State Chairman - NUJ, Nigeria Bar Association, The Kukah Center, Gender Working Group, I Care Women Private sector, & Children, Knowledge for the Blind etc.

Policy Areas

Legislation & Regulation, Legislature, Right to Information, Subnational

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Not Relevant

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review

Description

Commitment 4: Develop guidelines and establish effective implementation procedures for the actualisation of the public's right to access information held by government.
Start and end date: Lead KA DA/CSO: Responsible persons:
September 20'18 - August 2020 Ministry of Justice/Nigeria Union of Journalist Umma A. Hikima Adamu Yusuf
Designation: Email and Phone:
Other Actors involve in implementation:
Honourable Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice (Co-Chair TWG)/ Nigeria Union of Journalist (Co-Chair TWO) ummaliikirina@gmail.com — 0803702'1491/ yusufnal©yahoo.com - 08035610827 Musa Kakaki (rnhkakaki@yahoo.com, 08023738199
Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice; Media Office, State House of Assembly, Ministry of Government Finance, Ministry of Education, Science & Technology and Planning and Budget Commission Secretary to State Government, Head of Service, Directorate of Information, etc.
CS0s, State Chairman - NUJ, Nigeria Bar Association, The Kukah Center, Gender Working Group, I Care Women Private sector, & Children, Knowledge for the Blind etc.
General problem/challenge
addressed by the commitment:
No legal or regulatory frarrework to drive the Access to information process. IL No administrative structures to deliver on the access to information commitment.
Main Objective:
To provide legal, regulatory or legislative backing to establish the right of the public to access information held by government in Kaduna State. In addition, to develop adequate administrative structures to enhance the effective implementation of the access to information commitment.
Brief description of commitment:
Specific OP challenge addressed by commitment:
This commitment seeks to promote and establish the legal right of the public to request and receive information about the activities and functions of the Government and establish the processes that marks the pathway to the utilisation of that right by members of the public.
iv.
Government's integrity, Increased transparency Public confidence in governance, and Public participation in governance.
Rationale for commitment: A firm legal and regulatory framework together with a robust implementation plan will enable the public to access information held by government and will promote public confidence in government.
Expected Outcome/impact:
Performance Indicators:
Legally secure public's right to information, through an established legal framework, ii. Secure institutions' commitment to creating and maintaining information for easy access by the public. iii. The establishment of relevant administrative structures to give effect to the right of access to information. iv. Develop and adopt state policy on access to Information. v. Continuous availability of regulation on access to information to the public. vi. A law protecting the right of citizen and officers of government to share information.
1, FOI Bill sent to the House of Assembly by the executive for passage by end of 2019. FOI Bill passed by the SHoA before the end of 2020 iii. FOI Law comes into being in the state before the end Of 2020. Institute a policy regulating public right to information in the state by 2020. v. Established relevant administrative structures within government establishments for access to information by 2020. vi, Whistle blower law becomes effective in the state before the end of 2020.
Specific Activities/Milestones Start Date End date oo Bill on Freedom of Information to be reviewed and updated by co-creation technical team and presented to Kaduna State House of Assembly during public hearing on the Bill. Sept. 2018 May 2019 2 Undertake advocacy visit to the State House of Assembly on the need to expedite action on the Sept. 2018 Dec. 2018
3 Bill Passed into Law and assented by the Governor May 2019 Dec. 2019 4 Conduct at least one advocacy and sensitization to the public and officers of the state on the regulations and implementation of the FO, Law May 2019 Dec. 2019
5 Identify and train relevant officers in MDAs and Local Government Areas to build their capacity on the Fol law. Jan 2020 May 2020
Source of Funding: Government funding, Development Partners, Private Sector and NGOs