In marking the 2016 World Press Freedom Day, the Federal Government has restated its commitment to strengthen democracy and good governance through the implementation of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act. This is according to Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.
In a made available to journalists, the minister described the Act, as a necessary instrument in the fight against corruption and promoting transparency in governance.
“We are indeed in a very interesting period, which calls for full support and use of the FOI Act and which recognises the citizen’s right to know, promote war against corruption and sustain economic development.
“If activities of public institutions are subjected to scrutiny, it will be easier to measure their efforts against their goals and our expectations,” he said.