The Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream) has expressed satisfaction with the contributions of Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) towards the on-going reforms of the nation’s extractive industries.
The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to take the lead and infuse urgency into the process of passing a new law for the Nigerian petroleum industry.
The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative and the BBC Media Action have agreed to work together to support communication activities targeted at reversing the resource curse through effective dissemination of NEITI industry audit reports and other accountability issues in the extractive sector.
The Executive Secretary of NEITI, Mr. Waziri Adio has called on the Nigerian government to mainstream and strengthen accountability and good governance mechanisms like the EITI in the management of the country’s natural resources.
The International Press Center, Lagos (IPC) has opened communication with affiliate media organizations in Africa on ways to develop appropriate media strategy to deepen EITI implementation in the region.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between NEITI and Right to Know (R2K),a non-governmental organization , has been put in place. The purpose of the MoU is on the effective implementation of the Freedom of Information Act by NEITI. It seeks to define clearly the rules of engagement between NEITI and R2K.