NIPC, like all public agencies in Nigeria, is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2011, which aims to make public records and information more freely available. The FOIA establishes the right of any person to access or request information which is in the custody or possession of any public official, agency or institution.
Under the FOIA, public institutions must routinely publish certain information on an ongoing basis. This obligation is separate from the duty to make information available in response to applications for information under the Act.
Accordingly, NIPC is committed to:
- Making public records and information more freely available
- Proactive, periodic disclosure of certain information
- Providing for public access to public records and information
- Protecting public records and information to the extent consistent with the public interest and the protection of personal privacy
- Protecting serving public officers from adverse consequences of disclosing certain kinds of official information without authorization
The task of effectively discharging the proactive disclosure obligation under FOIA or responding to requests for information promptly is a shared responsibility within NIPC.
However, NIPC manages compliance with its FOIA obligations through an FOI Committee, which comprises of staff drawn from different departments and functions. The FOI Committee, is chaired by NIPC’s FOIA Contact, and is mandated to:
- Ensure the proactive disclosure of relevant information on a periodic basis.
- Review FOIA applications for access to information and records.
- Ensure that applications are brought to the notice of the appropriate department, division or unit within NIPC as quickly as possible.
- Liaise with NIPC’s departments, divisions and units in NIPC to address requests.
- Consult, where necessary, with other stakeholders in and outside NIPC on FOIA-related matters.
- Ensure the appropriate timely response to all requests in collaboration with the Legal Services Division.
- Determine the standard charges for document duplication and fees transcription where necessary for responding to any request.
- Record all FOI requests and the action(s) taken.
- Prepare and submit the annual FOI Report for the preceding year to the Attorney-General of the Federation on or before 1st February each year.
- Ensure that NIPC’s annual FOI Report is made available to the public.
NIPC’s FOI CONTACT
All applications for information under the FOIA should be sent to the officer, who is responsible for responding to FOIA requests:
|Name:||Mr Sabo Isiaku|
|Address:||Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission, Plot 1181 Aguiyi Ironsi Street
Maitama District, Abuja
NIPC’s FOI Disclosures
Further FOIA Information:
- Freedom of Information Act 2011
- Guidelines on the Implementation of the Freedom of Information Act 2011 Revised Edition 2013