Use FOIA to Play your roles, NOA Boss charges Traditional Rulers in Kogi
Traditional rulers in Kogi State have been admonished to oil the wheel of progress in the fight against corruption and dissemination of fake news in Nigeria by effectively and adequately using the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to demand transparency and accountability from leaders of all strata in the society.
The State Director, National Orientation Agency, Kogi State Directorate Ambassador Mohammed Othman Abdullah gave this advice recently while on an Advocacy and Sensitization visit to the Ohemege Igu of Koton-karfe, His Royal Majesty, Alhaji Abdulrazak Sani Isa-Koto in his palace in KotonKarfe.
The State Director revealed that results of monitoring and evaluation on the use of FOIA carried out by NOA show that the Act is not being adequately exploited by the people.
He urged traditional rulers to sensitized their subjects on the benefits of the Act and encourage them to play their part by making maximum use of the opportunity the Federal Government has provided through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to fight corruption and the spread of fake news in the country.
The Royal Father in his response acknowledged the benefits of the FOIA and the need for all and sundry to use it as a weapon to discourage all forms of corruption and spread of fake news.
He thanked NOA for their continuous sensitization efforts particularly to his place and communicating with his subjects in their languages.
The Monarch passionately appealed to the Federal, State and Local Governments to finance NOA more to enable them carry out their responsibility of propagating this policies and programmes of the Government.