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Freedom of Information

Background, Significant and Impact of FOI Bill

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill is a significant piece of legislation that supports accountability, openness, and good governance. The FOI Bill seeks to promote a more open and democratic society in Nigeria by giving citizens the right to access information held by public entities. The National Library aims to make public records and information more freely available.

Background: The Nigerian FOI Bill was first proposed in 1999 and went through multiple amendments and discussions until President Goodluck Jonathan finally signed it into law on May 28, 2011. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), as the law is officially known, is a tool for ensuring that the general public has access to information that is held by the government.

Significance and Impact: The FOI Act significantly affected Nigeria's democratic and government procedures. By enabling citizens to hold government officials and agencies accountable for their activities, it has helped promote openness and accountability in public institutions. The Act has given media, civil society organizations, and individuals the power to look into and reveal fraud, waste, and bad administration.

Additionally, the FOI Act has promoted public participation in decision-making and interaction. Citizens can make educated decisions and take an active role in issues affecting their life by having access to information. Additionally, this greater transparency has decreased potential for corruption and strengthened public confidence in governmental institutions.

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NLN Nominal Roll as at June 2021

NLN Nominal Roll as at June 2021

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2020 CAPITAL BUDGET PERFORMANCE

CAPITAL BUDGET PERFORMANCE FOR 2020

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2019 Capital Budget Performance

2019 Capital Budget Performance

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Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) Performance Analysis Profile

Performance analysis of internally generated revenue (IGR)

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2018 Capital Budget Performance as at 28th June, 2019

Performance of the 2018 Capital Budget as of 28 June 2019

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Summary of 2018, 2019 and 2020 Budget Performance

Summary of Budget Performance for 20182020

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NLN Geo-Political Representation @ September 2021

Geopolitical Representation of the National Library of Nigeria as of September 2021

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Freedom of Information Act 2021

An Act to make public records and information more freely available, provide for public access to public records and information.

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