The operative and functional word in the section is “disclose”. The word means to make known, especially something that has been kept secret, publicly. Disclosure, the noun variant of the word “disclose” means the act of disclosing secret facts. A person can only disclose a fact which is not known to the public. In other words, a person can only disclose facts which are hidden from the public. And public here does act necessarily convey its general unguarded parlance of people in general or for the use of many persons. It could mean for the use of any person. It conveys the opposite meaning of “not private”. What is the position of exhibit 7 in terms of secrecy?
— N. Tobi JSC. Musa Abubakar v. E.I. Chuks (SC.184/2003, 14 DEC 2007)