The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has described low revenues contribution to the economy from the solid minerals sector as unacceptable considering the existence of abundant minerals resources that are spread all over Nigeria.

The Executive Secretary of NEITI, Dr. Orji Ogbonnaya Orji stated this while playing host to members of Executive of the Miners Association of Nigeria (MAN) led by its President, Alhaji Kabiru Muhammed.

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A Memorandum of Understanding on joint cooperation between NEITI and the EFCC was signed today in Abuja.

The Chief Executive Officers of the anti-corruption agencies, Dr Orji Ogbonnaya Orji and Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa while signing the MoU, renewed and re-affirmed their commitment to partner and collaborate in the fight against corruption in Nigeria’s extractive sector.

Under the MoU, signed by the two organisations, NEITI and the EFCC by the MoU agreed to cooperate in the areas of information and data sharing, joint operations, prevention and remediation actions on governance, processes and corruption issues in Nigeria’s extractive sector. Other areas of cooperation and partnership include regular capacity building and trainings, participation in fraud risk assessment efforts, Investigation, prosecution and management of information and compliance and enforcement of sanctions.

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 The Federal Government has reaffirmed its irrevocable commitment to the implementation of the principles, objectives and standards of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in Nigeria’s oil, gas and mining sectors.

President Muhammadu Buhari re-affirmed Nigeria’s commitment to the EITI during his inauguration of the newly constituted 15 member National Stakeholders Working Group (NSWG) also known as the Governing Board of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) today in Abuja.

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The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) and the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development (MMSD) have committed to strengthen cooperation to improve revenue contributions from mining sector to the Federation account.

The two organizations made the commitment yesterday when the NEITI’s Executive Secretary led a team of his management staff on a courtesy visit to the Honourable Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Arc. Olamilekan Adegbite in his office in Abuja.

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The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has welcomed with excitement, the bold step by both chambers of the National Assembly to pass the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB).

In a statement in Abuja today, shortly after the NASS decision, the Executive Secretary of NEITI Dr, Orji Ogbonnaya Orjidescribed the decision of the Senate and the House of Representatives to consider the Bill as priority resulting in its eventual passage as bold, courageous and progressive. This is given the challenges the bill has passed through in its legislative journey for over fifteen years.

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The National Assembly (NASS) says it had since identified the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) as one of the Federal Government Agencies that has exhibited exemplary competency, efficiency and integrity in the discharge of its functions and public finance management. 

The Deputy Chairman of the House Committee on Petroleum Resources Upstream, Honorable Preye Oseke made these remarks when he led the members of the Committee on monitoring and oversight visit to the NEITI Secretariat in Abuja.

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  • NNPC Restates Commitment to Beneficial Ownership & Contract Transparency.

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has urged Nigerians and stakeholders in the country’s oil, gas and mining sectors to celebrate key achievements, progress and milestones that have been recorded, through the mechanism of the global Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) annual progress reporting.

The Executive Secretary of NEITI, Dr. Orji Ogbonnaya Orji stated this recently in Abuja while delivering his opening remarks at a stakeholder’s workshop on the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Annual Progress Reporting (APR), convened by his agency.

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