The NEITI Secretariat has six(6) Departments with about 50 staff and is headed by the Executive Secretary Mr. Waziri Adio. The Departments are Communications, Technical, Finance & Accounts, Administration & Human Resources, the Legal Department/Executive Secretary’s Office and TUGAR. The Departments are headed by;
- Orji Ogbonnaya Orji - Director, Communications & Advocacy
- Donald Tyoachimin - Director, Finance & Accounts–
- Peter B. Ogbobine - Director, Legal- ES Office
- Garba Yakawada - Director, Technical
- Lilian Ekeanyanwu - Director, TUGAR
- Policy, Planning & Strategy
- Fatima Ciroma Umar- Head, Administration & Human Resource
Each Department is made up of Team Leaders and other categories of staff with diverse responsibilities.
Functions of the Secretariat
The Secretariat under the Executive Secretary is responsible for the day to day administration of NEITI through the following key departments:
Executive Secretary’s Office:The office is supervised by the Director, Legal who also provides secretariat functions for all NSWG meetings. Among other functions, the office performs the following key responsibilities:
- Ensures that NEITI complies with appropriate legal requirements for its continued existence and effectively mitigate its legal exposure;
- Provides advice on all legal aspects of NEITI’s activities with the aim of promoting its corporate image and managing the interface with other corporate entities and the public/ society at large;
- Provides strategic and operational support to the Executive Secretary.
Communications Department: The Communications Department is charged with the following responsibilities:
- Develops and ensures the implementation of an effective / comprehensive communications strategy, policies and procedures for grass root understanding of NEITI in Nigeria.
- Defines overall operational plan for the management of the day-to-day communication related issues.
- Provides professional advice and guidance to NEITI on communications and public relations issues.
- Manages cross-functional relationships with other stakeholders such as the Mass Media, Print Media, Consultants, Subcommittees, and CSOs.
- Shares collaborative case studies, Audit findings, issues, policy analysis results and other research that informs policy of critical issues in NEITI’s thematic areas in terms of transparency, accountability, service delivery and its design.
- Develops and monitors corporate communication plan countrywide with the aim of achieving the NEITI’s set objectives.
- Coordinates and acts as the central communication anchor point for national media activities in NEITI.
- Documents all NEITI activities in library services and publications.
- Provides Feedback channels between NEITI and its diverse publics.
Technical Department:The technical department provides qualitative expertise, leadership and technical support to NEITI’s operations in the following areas;
- Implements the Secretariat’s technical policies and procedures in the extractive sector.
- Develops strategies for data capturing, system strengthening, and revenue management tracking.
- Provides expertise and technical support in the conduct and management of NEITI audits and develops / supervises remediation master plan.
- Designs and coordinates the planning and implementation of the technical component of the audit.
- Designs, develops and monitors the implementation of a technical capacity building strategy to enhance understanding and interpretation of technical issues identified in NEITI annual audits.
- Supports the NSWG in creating a strategic plan for remediation, which is updated and extended following on from each annual audit.
- Responsible for the facilitation of the development of new and existing technical processes and procedure to ensure the secretariat is abreast with the continuous changes in the sector and prompt generation of Management Information report as at when due.
Finance & Administration Department:The Department provides qualitative support services to NEITI’s operations through effective implementation of business policies and procedures governing finance and administration. Other functions of the department include but not limited to the following:
- Effective support to the Secretariat as regards Human Resources Planning (staffing, promotion, compensation and succession).
- Ensures effective and optimal utilization and allocation of resources to all arms of the Initiative.
- Defines overall operational plan for the management of the day-to-day support related issues.
- Reviews and updates administrative procedures and accounts manuals and protects NEITI Assets.
- Develops and implements financial information systems, management policies and procedures.
- Co-ordinates budgetary processes and controls.
- Facilitates and co-ordinates external audits.
The Objective of the EITI as an organization is to make the EITI principles and EITI criteria the internationally accepted standard for transparency and accountability management of extractive industry revenues. The underlying philosophy of the EITI is the belief that strengthened transparency of natural resource revenue can reduce corruption, transform economies, reduce poverty, and raise the living standards of entire populations in resource-rich countries.
NEITI therefore under the global EITI was created basically to promote transparency, accountability, sustainable development and eradication of poverty through prudent management of revenues from Nigeria’s natural resources especially oil, gas and mining. Until Nigeria’s membership of EITI and establishment of NEITI, the oil and gas industry was opaque and its activities shrouded in secrecy. NEITI’s was therefore set up to open up the sector for public scrutiny. The specific functions of the agency are specified in the NEITI Act 2007 attached herewith. They include but not limited to:
- ensure due process and transparency in the payments made by all extractive industry companies to the federal Government and statutory recipients.
- monitor and ensure accountability in the revenue receipts of the Federal Government from extractive industry companies.
- eliminate all forms of corrupt practices in the determination, payments, receipts and posting of revenue accruing to the Federal Government from extractive industry companies.
- ensure transparency and accountability in the application of resources from payments received from extractive industry companies. Read more on NEITI Act.
To promote transparency and accountsbility in Nigeria's extractive industries, that drives susatainable socio-economic development an good corporate governance in Nigeria.
An effective regulatory and enforcement institution of Government that ensures extractive industries transparency and accountability yhrough through the eliination of all forms of corruption in the revenue determination, payments, reciepts, posting and application of resources.
The NEITI Core Values, which guide its actions, are:
- Intergrity and openness
- Teamwork and collaboration
- Efficiency and responsiveness and
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