Buhari Approves NEITA, member Petroleum Industry Act Implementation C’ttee

President Muhammadu Buhari has given approval for the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) to be a member of the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) Implementation Steering Committee.

NEITI part of PIA implementation

The President’s approval is contained in a letter to the Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva and the Executive Secretary of NEITI,  Orji Ogbonnaya Orji, by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha. 

The President stated that the imperative of including the Extractive industry watchdog; NEITI into the Committee was informed by the need to utilize the agency’s independent and reliable knowledge, information, and data to help the committee align the implementation of the Act with emerging global issues in the sector.

NEITI is expected to work with the committee to put in place sustainable systems and processes for institutions that will emerge under the act.