6 December 2018. Abuja; Today, the Nigeria Government Inter-ministerial task team (IMTT) on the scorecard of the websites of Public Institutions, released the results of its first pilot peer review. The scorecard is aimed at promoting the implementation of the FOI Act 2011 in Public Institutions by ensuring that the constraints in accessing information on websites of government institutions are curbed. And to minimize direct human relations, in the delivery of public service by these institutions as a way to limit corruption.
This assessment which is a joint initiative of the Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR) and R2K, Nigeria with support from the MacArthur Foundation began in 2017 following the Federal governments approval and the issuing of a Circular by the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF) in December 2017 to kick start the project. http://r2knigeria.org/index.php/media-r2k/press-release/147-website-of-key-government-institutions-to-go-on-scorecard-ranking
In this first pilot phase, a total of 70 Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) were ranked. The criterion for the assessment was drawn from the provision of the FOI Act 2011, Standards and Guidelines for Government Websites and Executive Order 001 on the Ease of Doing Business. These 70 MDAs were chosen based on three criterions:
- Ministry’s Departments and Agencies listed on Executive Order 001 on Ease of Doing Business.
- Core Ministries
- MDAs with huge customer interface.
THE TOP TEN MDAs ARE;
- Federal Ministry of Information,
- Federal Ministry of Justice,
- Federal Ministry of Science & Technology
- Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC)
- Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI)
- Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA)
- National Identity Management Commission (NIMC)
- Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment.
- Federal Ministry of Environment
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R2K Nigeria commends the Federal Government on this initiative of peer evaluation with the hope that this will trigger openness and electronic disclosure of information in the public service.