NATIONAL ARCHIVES DECREE 1992

Decree No. 30

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

SECTION

PART I - ESTABLISHMENT OFTHE NATIONAL ARCHIVES, ETC.

1. Establishment and general functions of the National Archives of Nigeria
2. Appointment and functions of the Director, etc.

PART II - PRESERVATION AND MANAGEMENT OF PUBLIC RECORDS

3. Responsibilities for records management.
4. Prohibitions.
5. Designation of Department Records Management officer.
6. Power of Director to examine public records.
7. Operation of records centre.
8. Assessment of practices in public offices.
9. Reports on condition of public records
10. Training of departmental records management staff, etc.
11. Authority of the Secretary to the Government oft he Federation, etc. not impugned.
12. Criteria for the selection or public records for permanent preservation.
13. Responsibility for records transfer.
14. Power of Director to requisition public records in peril.
15. Transfer of records of defunct offices
16. Preservation of constitutional and legal document
17. Statutory delivery of official publications.
18. Deferment of records transfer.
19. Return of records to public offices.
20. Declaration of places of deposit
21. Power of Director over places of deposit
22. Return of public archives removed illegally
23. Repatriation of migrated archives.
24. Acquisition of the records of the President.
25. Disposal of non-archival public records in the National Archives.
26. Power to dispose of private archives restricted.
27. Access of the public to the National Archives.
28. Powers of the Director on access to archives
29. Reproduction and publication of archives.
30. Legal validity of public records.
31. Authentication of copies and seal as evidence of such copies.
32. Reconstruction of public archives
33. Establishment, etc. of State Archives by the State Government.

PART III - PRESERVATION AND MANAGEMENT OF RECORDS OF
PRIVATE BODIES, INDIVIDUALS AND COMPANIES.

34. Power to inspect private records
35. Register of non-current records, etc.
36. Responsibilities of the owners of private archives.
37. Restrictions on disposal, transfer or sale of private archives.
38. Exportation of private archives prohibited.
39. Responsibilities of Director over private archives.
40. Voluntary deposit of private archives in the National Archives
41. Compulsory transfer of private archives to National Archives, etc.
42. Records of banned parties to be transferred to National Archives,
43. Acquisition of records by gift or purchase
44. Collection of oral traditions and oral history and register for oral traditions and oral history.
45. Establishment of archives by business houses or companies.
46. Compulsory transfer of business records

PART IV – MISCELLANEOUS

47. Appointment of the National Archives Advisory Council.
48. Functions of the Council, etc
49. Regulations.
50. Restriction on the exportation of oral traditions, etc.
51. Removal and destruction of archives prohibited.
52. Interpretation.
53. Citation and repeal.

 

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