The Head of International Secretariat of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) based in Oslo, Norway, Mark Robinson, will arrive Nigeria Monday on a working visit.
A statement by the Director of Communication and Advocacy, the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI), Dr. Orji Ogbonnaya Orji, on Sunday, said Mr. Mark is visiting Nigeria to access the level and impacts of EITI implementation in the country.
The visit, according to Orji, is also designed to review progress so far made by Nigeria in the implementation of EITI standards as part of the overall on-going reforms agenda in Nigeria’s oil, gas and mining sector.
While in Abuja, the EITI chief executive is scheduled to visit the Minister of Finance, Budget & National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, and her counterpart in the Ministry of Mines & Steel Development, Arc. Olamilekan Adegbite.
Mark Robinson and his team will hold consultative meetings with the Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mele Kyari. He will also meet with the Executive Secretary, the Board, management and staff of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI), the domestic branch the global organization.
The EITI chief will also hold interactive session with the civil society/media and later address a press conference in Abuja before proceeding to Lagos in continuation of his visit. While in Lagos, he will meet with the management of Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), as well as oil and gas companies under the platform of NEITI-Companies Forum.