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General News of Saturday, 29 June 2024



RTI: 43 public institutions cited for non-compliance

Fatimantu Abubakar Fatimantu Abubakar

Information Minister Fatimantu Abubakar reported to Parliament on June 28, 2024, that 43 public institutions were non-compliant with the Right to Information (RTI) Act, based on a 2023 compliance survey.

While 198 institutions (79.2%) adhered to the Act, the non-compliance was primarily due to limited knowledge among these institutions.

Nine institutions needed reassessment.

In 2023, the Commission received 92 review applications, resolving 41.3% through alternative dispute resolution, 26.1% reached the decision stage, 2.2% were referred to relevant institutions, and 30.4% were still under evaluation by year-end.

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