The Embassy of United States of America in Nigeria has expressed readiness to collaborate with the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) in the achievement of its mandate.
Speaking through Counselor for Economic Affairs, Ms. Susan P. Garro recently at a meeting with NEITI’s Director of Communications, Dr. Orji Ogbonnaya Orji, the embassy reassured of its continued support to EITI implementation in Nigeria.
Ms. Susan stressed the need for a Memorandum of Understanding between NEITI and USAID to strengthen the existing relationship with the embassy, noting that prudent management of extractive resources in Nigeria is very crucial to the US government.
She noted that the US government is currently supporting NEITI’s work through the Strengthening Advocacy and Civic Engagement (SACE) Project with funding support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Speaking earlier at the meeting, NEITI’s Director of Communications briefed the embassy officials on the current status of EITI implementation in Nigeria, and expressed delight for the goodwill and interest of the embassy in NEITI’s operations.