Nigeria: New online platform Extractive360 launched to increase transparency and accountability in the oil, gas and minerals sector
Author: Kingsley Jeremiah, The Guardian (Nigeria), Published on: 15 April 2019
"Stakeholders advocate accountability, transparency in extractive industries", 3 April 2019.
...The experts, including Country Manager, Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI), Murjanatu Gawa, Executive Secretary, Nigeria Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (NEITI), Waziri Adio, Program Coordinator, Nigeria Natural Resource Charter (NNRC), Tengi George-Ikoli, Editor, Extractive360, Juliet Alohan noted that though Nigeria is currently being rated as leading transparent country under EITI guidelines, the benefits of the nation’s abundant resources have not been felt by the populace.
Speaking in Abuja at the launch of a new online platform, Extractive360, which aimed at deepening the implementation of transparency and accountability principles in Nigeria’s oil, gas and solid minerals sectors, Gawa said the implementation of EITI in Nigeria has brought increased revenue to government coffer and increased efficiency in the sector. Stressing that platforms, such as Extractive360 remained key to actualising the objectives of EITI, Gawa said the recent rating of Nigeria by the global board of the group was only an indication that the country was on the right track...
Also speaking at the event, Alohan said the platform would create sustainable society through prudent management of Nigeria’s extractive resources and ensure prudency in the utilisation of extractive resources through sustained information and advocacy. Alohan disclosed that the platform is targeted at empowering citizens with reports that relate with and understand, especially with the use of infographics and pictures.