Stakeholders have called for an all inclusive process in the Freedom of Information law to enable the citizens to actively participate in it’s operation
A guest speaker at a stakeholders engagement Organized by the National Orientation Agency, Mr Adejoh Ibrahim made the call in his presentation.
Mr Adejoh who spoke on Evaluating the Application Of Freedom of Information Law and It’s Impact on National Development, said the system of governance in the country since colonial era created a culture of secrecy as it does not allow people to get access to information.
According to him, the freedom of Information Act is suppose to be open for participation in governance for development and called on the state government and stakeholders to work for it’s domestication for greater impact.
In his contribution, the Executive Director ,Conscience For Human Right And Conflict Resolution, Mr Idris Miliki said the freedom of information Act empowers individuals to ask questions on issues of of common importance.
Mr Miliki called on government agencies to have website where information can be gotten on their activities and commended Kogi state government for having a website.
He also appealed to the National Orientation Agency to make copies of the Act available for stakeholders.
Speaking on CORONA Virus, the Deputy Director Planning Research and Statistics PRS in the state ministry of Health, Mr Femi Adeku called for caution and proper hygiene as a way of preventing the disease
Earlier, the representative of the state Director NOA, Reverend Danjuma Ageni said the programme is aimed at ensuring engagement, empowerment and transparency for good governance.