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Implement EITI Standard (NG0019)



Action Plan: Nigeria Action Plan 2019-2021

Action Plan Cycle: 2019

Status: Active


Lead Institution: Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI)

Support Institution(s): NEITI, Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Ministry of Solid Minerals Development, Ministry of Women Affairs, Ministry of Niger Delta, NCDMB. Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), Publish What You Pay, BudgIT, Stakeholders Democracy Networks, Global Rights, Nigeria Miners Association, African Centre for Leadership, Strategy & Development (Centre LSD), Nigerian Union of Journalists, WANGONeT, PLSI, NNRC, Order Paper Advocacy Initiative, PTCIJ.

Policy Areas

Anti-Corruption, Audits and Controls, Beneficial Ownership, E-Government, Extractive Industries, Gender, Marginalized Communities, Private Sector

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Access to Information

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review


Brief description:
The EITI process in Nigeria collects and publishes information about Nigeria’s extractive industry and disbursement of revenue. The annual Oil and Gas Audit, Solid Minerals Audit and Fiscal Allocation and Statutory Disbursement Audit provide data and information about the management and utilization of extractive revenue.

The audit makes various recommendation and identifies those responsible for implementing remediation. To ensure that citizens benefit from the utilization of revenue derived from the sector, there must be a mechanism to engage various segments of the public to hold government accountable and engage them in informed debate. Empowering the citizens with information from the audit will help them to understand how much government receives from the sector, how it is distributed and allocated; and empower them to demand better utilization for improved service delivery and sustainable development.

The EITI standards is a tool for continuous improvement of audit and monitoring the extractive sector, provision of data and information; and engagement of stakeholders.

General problem:
While Nigeria is highly rated on the implementation of various EITI standards, challenges of low implementation of audit remediation by government entities and companies; enforcement of sanctions and prosecution of identified offenders; blockage of revenue leakages and recovery of revenue losses and availability of accurate data in the sector remains a challenge. The low participation of groups like women and youths in conversation around the extractive sector limits their ability to hold government accountable and advocate better utilization of extractive revenue. There is also the issue of how to turn available data into actionable tool for the public and how this can be utilized.

Specific OGP issue:
This commitment will focus on civic participation and public accountability

Rationale for the commitment:
The negative impact of oil and gas exploration, mining; and improper utilization of revenue affect citizens, especially women and youths whose livelihood and future are destroyed. Empowering these groups and other citizens with the relevant information about the sector and providing opportunities to engage government officials on the management of resources will lead to better outcomes for everyone.

Main objective:
To improve implementation of audit remediation and ensure gender, youth and disability inclusion.

Anticipated impact:
Increased implementation of remediation; and number of citizens and groups engaged.

See action plan for milestone activities.


  1. Participatory Budgeting

    NG0015, 2019, Anti-Corruption

  2. Implement Open Contracting and the Open Contracting Data Standard

    NG0016, 2019, Access to Information

  3. Transparent Tax Revenue Reporting

    NG0017, 2019, Legislation & Regulation

  4. Open Contracting and Licensing in Extractives

    NG0018, 2019, Access to Information

  5. Implement EITI Standard

    NG0019, 2019, Anti-Corruption

  6. Establish Beneficial Ownership Registry

    NG0020, 2019, Access to Information

  7. Strengthen Asset Recovery Legislation

    NG0021, 2019, Anti-Corruption

  8. Implement National Anti-Corruption Strategy

    NG0022, 2019, Anti-Corruption

  9. Improve Compliance with Freedom of Information Act with Focus on Records Management

    NG0023, 2019, Access to Information

  10. Improved Compliance with Mandatory Publication Provisions Requirement (FOIA)

    NG0024, 2019, Access to Information

  11. Implement Permanent Dialogue Mechanism

    NG0025, 2019, Dispute Resolution & Legal Assistance

  12. Aggregate Citizens' Feedback on Programs

    NG0026, 2019, E-Government

  13. Freedom of Association, Assembly, and Expression

    NG0027, 2019, Civic Space

  14. Enhance Participation of the Vulnerable

    NG0028, 2019, Capacity Building

  15. Implement New Computer Program in 6 Government Ministries to Improve Service Delivery

    NG0029, 2019, Capacity Building

  16. Legal Instrument to Strengthen SERVICOM

    NG0030, 2019, Legislation & Regulation

  17. Citizen Participation in Budget Cycle

    NG0001, 2017, Access to Information

  18. Open Contracting

    NG0002, 2017, Access to Information

  19. Extractive Sector Transparency

    NG0003, 2017, Access to Information

  20. Tax Reporting Standards

    NG0004, 2017, Fiscal Openness

  21. World Bank Doing Business Index

    NG0005, 2017, Infrastructure & Transport

  22. Beneficial Ownership Register

    NG0006, 2017, Anti-Corruption

  23. Anti-Corruption Informationi Sharing

    NG0007, 2017, Anti-Corruption

  24. Asset Recovery Legislation

    NG0008, 2017, Capacity Building

  25. Anti-Corruption Activity Coordination

    NG0009, 2017, Anti-Corruption

  26. FOIA Compliance for Annual Reporting

    NG0010, 2017, Access to Information

  27. FOIA Compliance for Disclosure

    NG0011, 2017, Access to Information

  28. Permanent Dialogue Mechanism

    NG0012, 2017, Fiscal Openness

  29. Joint Governmnet-Civil Society Legislation Review

    NG0013, 2017, Fiscal Openness

  30. Technology-Based Citizens' Feedback

    NG0014, 2017, E-Government

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