Group makes FOI request on property sold by Nigeria Export Promotion Council

Media Rights Agenda made the request on May 31.

An organisation, Media Rights Agenda, has made a Freedom of Information, FOI, request for details of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council, NEPC, property sold nationwide

The organisation demanded detailed information on the council’s landed property nationwide, and those recently sold under its current management

In a letter with the subject “Request for information on Nigerian Export Promotion(NEPC) Properties Nationwide” dated May 31 and signed by its Program Manager, Ayode Longe, the organisation asked the council to provide it with the requested information, records and documents within seven days as required by the Freedom of Information Act 2011.

The NEPC is a federal government agency which is mandated to promote the development and diversification of Nigeria’s export trade as well as to actively promote the implementation of Nigeria export policies and programs.

Media Rights Agenda, MRA, made the request following reports that the council’s property across the country, including the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Centre located in Lugard Avenue in Ikoyi, Lagos, are being sold to top executives of the council and their friends

In the letter written pursuant to the FOI Act and the Public Procurement Act, 2007, MRA is seeking the list of landed property belonging to the council that were sold; as well as names of individuals, institutions that bought each land.

MRA is a non-governmental organization that focuses on freedom of expression, access to information, and media development.

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