The National Orientation Agency (NOA) will on Friday launch the Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba translations of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) produced by the Agency to facilitate awareness and enforcement of the Act across the country.
The NOA Director General, Mr. Mike Omeri said the local language versions will enable majority of Nigerians to understand and give effect to the provisions of the law by putting the law into use.
Mr. Omeri said the decision of the Agency to translate the Act into the three major Nigerian languages was informed by the research findings of the NOA that, two years after the Act was signed into law, enforcement had been less than desirable due to lack of understanding of the Act by Nigerians. This lack of understanding, he said, was further traced to the fact that the Act was only written in English Language making it difficult for the vast majority of Nigerians to comprehend.
The Honourable Minister of Justice, Mr. Bello Adoke, SAN is expected to formally launch the translated versions of the FOI Act in Abuja on Friday.