Centre for Social Justice Makes FOI Request to Ministry of Petroleum Resources

In view of the large sums of money spent perennially on the turn-around-maintenance of refineries which ends up turning around the pockets of the contractors and those who award contracts to them, CSJ seeks to know the details of the turn-around contracts. CSJ therefore sent an FOI request to the Minister of Petroleum Resources seeking to get information on:

  • The amount spent on the turn-around-maintenance of Nigeria’s four refineries in the last ten years;
  • The name, address and contacts of (more…)

Impunity and the Rule of Law

The 1999 Constitution created three arms of government namely the legislature, the executive and the judiciary. These arms are expected to cooperate while acting as checks and balances on one another with a view to entrenching good governance in Nigeria. In recent times, Nigerians seem to have lost hope and confidence in the ability of the legislature and the Executive to govern in a responsible and responsive manner. We are left with only one arm which prides itself as the last hope of the citizen, (more…)

CSJ Requests Hard Copies of FOI Reports Received From MDAs for 2013.

To monitor the level of compliance with request for information under the Freedom of Information Act, the Centre for Social Justice, CSJ, has written to the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, to demand the annual reports from Ministries, Departments, Agencies, MDAs and other public institutions on their compliance efforts.

The CSJ is a non-governmental organization dedicated to the development and implementation of national laws and policies on social rights and justice (more…)