AGF Commends MRA for ‘Constant Efforts’ to Improve Implementation of FOI Act

Mr. Edetaen Ojo, Executive Director of Media Rights Agenda (MRA)
Mr. Edetaen Ojo, Executive Director of Media Rights Agenda (MRA)

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubabakar Malami (SAN), has commended Media Rights Agenda (MRA) for its “constant efforts in the improved and sustainable implementation of the FOI (Freedom of Information) Act.”

In a letter dated April 5, 2018, written in response to MRA’s FOI request and signed on behalf of the AGF, Mr Ichibor Gowon Joseph, an Assistant Director at the Federal Ministry of Justice’s FOI Unit, expressed the AGF’s compliments to MRA for its work in seeking to ensure that the Act is effectively implemented.

Commenting on the letter, MRA’s Executive Director, Mr Edetaen Ojo, said that the issue of access to information, particularly the effective implementation of the FOI Act, is at the core of MRA’s work, adding that he was pleased that the AGF had recognized the organization’s efforts.

Mr Ojo said: “Citizens’ access to government-held information is an issue we are passionate about as an organisation, and the fundamental tool to guarantee that access is the Freedom of Information Act. Therefore we have and will continue to spare no efforts in ensuring its effective implementation.”