|Written by Administrator|
|Thursday, 25 August 2011 08:23|
National Economic Empowerment Development Strategy (NEEDS)
The National Economic Empowerment Development Strategy (NEEDS) was formulated by the civilian administration of former President Obasanjo in 2003. The policy priorities the Right to Information Act as one of the two flagship legislative interventions to underpin Nigeria’s economic transformation, the other been the Fiscal Responsibility Act which was passed in 2007. Chapter 10 of the NEEDS document argues that “the Right to Information Act will engender openness and feedback through a process of streamlining and rationalizing the system for information collection, collation, storage, and dissemination on a timely basis” in addressing what the document calls a culture of “corruption and abuse of positions and privileges”. Under the NEEDS calendar of accomplishments, this Bill should have been passed in 2004.
Click on the link below to download NEEDs policy