Freedom of Information Act

The Freedom of Information Act 2011 was passed by the National Assembly on 24th May 2011 and assented by President Goodluck Jonathan on 28th May, 2011.

What does Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) mean?

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is an Act that gives a person, group, association or organisation the right to access information from Government Agencies, Parastatals, Federal Civil Service, Private and Public sector organisations providing public services, etc.

Who can make a request for Information?

Any person, group, association, organization, etc. can make a request for information under the FOIA. The request must be in writing with a clear description of the information being sought, and in compliance with specific institutional requirements.

How can a request be made?

To request for information under the FOIA, an application must be made either electronically (e.g. email) or by letter in written form, or through a third part describing the information one is interested in, and the preferred format of the response, in as much detail as possible.

Your requests can be sent to the following email address;

Letters should be addressed as follows;

The Director General/CE,
Nigeria Natural Medicine Development Agency,
No. 9 Kofo Abayomi street,
Victoia Island,
ATTN: Director – Legal & Regulatory Services

Are there any fees for making requests?

Yes. There may be some charges to recover the costs of document searches, duplication and, in commercial cases, review.