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Nigeria inaugurates NEITI board [Full list]

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The Federal Authorities has inaugurated the board of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI).

The 14-member fifth Nationwide Stakeholders Working Group (NSWG) has the accountability to reposition the extractive industries consistent with worldwide greatest practices.

Secretary to the Authorities of the Federation, Boss Mustapha famous that they have been chosen primarily based on particular person benefit and observe file.

The SGF stated their appointment demonstrates President Muhammadu Buhari’s dedication to transparency and accountability within the administration of financial sources.

Mustapha charged the staff to stick strictly to the tenet of their mandate by efficient implementation of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI).

“Your mandate is to make sure efficient EITI implementation in Nigeria by offering coverage and strategic course, steering, monitoring and oversight to the EITI course of in Nigeria”, he stated.

The board contains Olusegun Adeyemi Adekunle – Chairman (Retired Federal Everlasting Secretary), NNPC Managing Director, Mele Kyari – Member (Representing Nationwide Oil & Fuel Firm); FIRS Chairman, Muhammad Nami – Member (Extractive Business – Income Accountability); President, Nigeria Mining & Geosciences Society, Alabo Charles – Member (Extractive Business – Skilled Union).

Others are PENGASSAN President, Festus Osifo – Member (Extractive Industries – Skilled Union Industries); Lorenzo Fiorillo – Member (Chairman – OPTS / Oil & Fuel Corporations Rep); Everlasting Secretary, Ministry of Mines and Metal Improvement, Oluwatoyin Akinlade – Member (Rep, Authorities Extractive Industries – Mining); Peter Egbule – Member (Nationwide Coordinator, Publish What You Pay / Civil Society Rep).

The listing additionally embody Bashir Bature Gafai – Member (North-West ); Iliya Gashinbaki – Member (North-East); Godwin Akor Ogwuche – Member (North-Central); Prof. Damilola Olawuyi – Member (South-West); Nze Joe Ibeh – Member (South-East); Awowoh Christian – Member (South-South); Ogbonnaya Orji – Member (Government Secretary, NEITI).

In his remarks, Adekunle promised that the board would entrench transparency and accountability within the extractive industries.

The chairman assured of coverage course, monitoring, steering and oversight to the NEITI secretariat to maintain its achievements since inception.

He stated amongst others, the staff would research the Petroleum Business Invoice (PIB) just lately handed by the Nationwide Meeting to organize response to the brand new dynamics anticipated within the trade and the economic system.

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