Principles Of Information


The Principles of Information constitute the underlying public affairs philosophy for “It is the NAFC policy to make available timely and accurate information so that the public and the news media may assess and understand the facts about the finance corps and its core values and responsibilities. Requests for information from ... organizations and private citizens shall be answered quickly. In carrying out that NAFC policy, the following principles of information shall apply: “Information shall be made fully and readily available, consistent with statutory requirements, unless its release is precluded by national security constraints or valid statutory mandates or exceptions. “A free flow of general and military information shall be made available, without censorship or propaganda, to the men and women of the Armed Forces and their dependents. “Information will not be classified or otherwise withheld to protect the Government from criticism or embarrassment. “Information shall be withheld when disclosure would adversely affect national security, threaten the safety or privacy of Nigerian Government personnel or their families, violate the privacy of the citizens of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, or be contrary to law. “The NAFC’s obligation to provide the public with information on the NAFC’s major programs may require detailed Public Affairs (PA) planning and coordination in the Nigerian Army Finance Corps and with the other Government Agencies. Such activity is to expedite the flow of information to the public; propaganda has no place in NAFC public affairs programs.” The NAFC Computer Department (HQ NAFC Apapa) has the primary responsibility for carrying out the commitment represented by these Principles.