NCC gives six useful tricks to get pleasure from privileges associates with FOI Act

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The Nigerian Communications Fee, NCC, has revealed steps Nigerians can take with a purpose to benefit from the privileges offered by the Freedom Of Data Act, FOIA.

Recall that the FOI Act was handed by the Nationwide Meeting in Might 2011 and signed into legislation by the then President, Goodluck Jonathan the identical month.

The FOI is an Act that provides a person, group, affiliation or group the appropriate to entry info from authorities businesses, parastatals, federal civil service, non-public and public sector organizations offering public companies, and many others.

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In its effort to make sure that Nigerians get pleasure from all of the privileges connected to the Act, NCC has given the next clarifications:

Who could make a request underneath the FOIA

Any particular person, group, affiliation, group, and many others. could make a request for info underneath the FOIA. The request have to be in writing with a transparent description of the data being sought, and in compliance with particular institutional necessities.

How an FOIA request made

To get info underneath the FOIA, a request have to be made both electronically (e.g. e mail) or by letter in written type, describing the data looked for, and the popular format of the response, in as a lot element as doable.

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These accountable for responding to an FOIA request

The Authorized & Regulatory Providers (LRS) Division of the Fee is accountable for responding to an FOIA request. Your request will obtain the quickest doable response whether it is despatched to the next e mail tackle; [email protected] Letters ought to be addressed to the Government Vice Chairman/CEO, Nigerian Communications Fee, Plot 423 Aguiyi Ironsi Road, Maitama, Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria. ATTN: Director – Authorized & Regulatory Providers (FOIA Chief Officer)

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Deadlines for which info requested have to be offered

Except an exemption applies, the data, whether it is held by the Fee, have to be offered to the requester inside 7 working days.

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