Skip Navigation
Plateau, Nigeria

Increasing Transparency and Accountability in Extractive Sector (NGPLS0004)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Action plan – Plateau, Nigeria, 2021 – 2023

Inception Report: Not available

Commitment Start: Sep 2021
Commitment End: Mar 2023

Institutions involved:

  • Ministry of Minerals Development
  • Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS) Plateau Chapter
  • State Mineral Resources & Environmental Management Committee (MIREMCO)
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development
  • Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs
  • Ministry of Environment
  • Ministry of Sports and Youths Development
  • Plateau State Microfinance Development Agency (PLASMIDA)
  • Society for Water and Sanitation (NEWSAN)
  • Community Intitiative for Sustainable Development
  • NERAT Integrated Service

Primary Policy Area: Fiscal Openness, Social Accountability

Primary Sector: Environment & Climate, Extractive Industries

OGP Value:

  • Access to information
  • Civic Participation
  • Public Accountability

Description

Commitment ID

NGPLS0004

Commitment Title

Increasing Transparency and Accountability in Extractive Sector

Problem

  • Major revenue losses as a result of diminished oversight of extractive activities in the state, especially mining, as extractives industry operations remain under the purview of the Federal Government as its exclusive rights.
  • Adverse socio-economic impacts of mining activities on the host communities as mining companies often operate without a Community Development Agreement (CDA) that would ensure the development of infrastructure and enhancement of livelihoods within the host communities, as stipulated by the Minerals and Mining Act 2007. .
  • Extractive organizations operate without effective Environmental Management Plans (ESMPs) as stipulated by law.
  • There is a dearth of sufficient data and information on mining activities in the state, as such the state is unable to truly determine the exact amount of derivation funds that is accrued to it.

Status quo

  • Mining operations currently happen in 12 out of the 17 local government areas of the state, with over 140 wards currently grappling with the environmental effects of these activities.
  • The state is not recognized by the federal authorities as a host state for the mining of minerals like granite and tourmaline despite the fact that several tons of these minerals are being extracted daily from the state

 

  • MIREMCO, the committee created by mining laws and regulations to oversee the implementation of the provisions of the Minerals and Mining Act 2007 with respect to community development, is still a federal government structure with little or no allegiance to the state.

 

  • Insufficient data on current operational mining licenses and other activities, which is critical for guaranteeing that the state receives all revenue accruable to it and derived from mining activities in the state.

Action

The commitment is to set up Plateau State Extractive Transparency Forum (PSETF) to ensure transparency in the implementation of Community Development Agreements (CDAs), Environmental Management Plans (ESMPs) and 13% derivation principle within the extractive industry in Plateau State.

This is part of the growing global expectation that the extractive industry should contribute positively to long-term local development.

Expected Results

  • Increased transparency in the implementation of CDA, ESMPs and 13% derivation principle, and enhanced benefits to the State, mining operators and the host communities.
  • Reduce environmental impact of mining activities in the State
  • Improve development in the host communities

Overall Objective

To improve transparency in the implementation of CDAs, EMPs and 13% derivation principle that will benefit the State, the mining operators and the host communities.

Planned Activities

  • Develop a Concept Paper on establishment the Plateau State Extractive Transparency Forum (PSETF)
    • Develop a Concept Paper on establishment the Plateau State Extractive Transparency Forum (PSETF)
    • Issue policy statement or Executive Order on PSETF;
    • Constitute PSETF through the policy statement or Executive Order;
    • Develop a compendium of CDAs in Plateau State;
    • Develop a compendium of ESMPs in Plateau State;
    • Develop a record of 13% derivation from extractive sector accruing to Plateau State from 2015 to 2020.

How will the commitment contribute to solving the public problem described above?

Expected Outputs Expected Outcomes
Concept Note on establishment of PSETF Transparency in investors-community relations in the extractive sector improved
Policy statement/ Executive Order on PSETF
PSETF constituted through the policy statement/ Executive Order
Compendium of CDAs in the State
Compendium of ESMPs in the State Environmentally friendly mining community achieved in Plateau State
A record of 13% derivation from extractive sector accruing to Plateau State from 2015 to 2020

 

Transparent and improved Plateau State revenue through 13% derivation.

What long-term goal as identified in your Open Government Strategy does this commitment relate to?

Transparency in citizens engagement and public service delivery

Primary Policy Area

Fiscal Openness, Social Accountability

Primary Sector

Environment & Climate, Extractive Industries

What OGP value is this commitment relevant to?

Access to information This commitment will ensure open disclosure of the content of the Community Development Agreements, Environmental Management Plans and Minerals Derivative Revenue due the state
Civic Participation Host communities will participate in the development and implementation of CDAs and EMPs
Public Accountability The commitment will ensure mining companies openly give account of their community development activities and environmental mitigation projects

Milestones

6 Milestones
1

Concept Note on establishment of PSETF

Start Date09/2021
End Date10/2021
  • Not started
  • In progress
  • Stuck
  • Finished
  • Incomplete
2

Executive Order issued for the Establishment of the PSETF

Start Date11/2021
End Date03/2022
  • Not started
  • In progress
  • Stuck
  • Finished
  • Incomplete
3

PSETF constituted through the policy statement/ executive order

Start Date03/2022
End Date06/2022
  • Not started
  • In progress
  • Stuck
  • Finished
  • Incomplete
4

Compendium of CDAs in the State

Start Date09/2021
End Date03/2022
  • Not started
  • In progress
  • Stuck
  • Finished
  • Incomplete
5

Compendium of ESMPs in the State

Start Date09/2021
End Date03/2022
  • Not started
  • In progress
  • Stuck
  • Finished
  • Incomplete
6

A record of 13% derivation from extractive sector accruing to Plateau State from 2015 to 2020

Start Date09/2021
End Date03/2022
  • Not started
  • In progress
  • Stuck
  • Finished
  • Incomplete


Commitments

Open Government Partnership