NEITI urges government to specify roles of all players in Gas policy

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The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative has said the Federal Government should specify the roles of states, non-state actors and investors in the national gas policy in order to deepen the use of gas nationwide.

NEITI, an agency of the Federal Government with the mandate to ensure accountability in the oil, gas and mining sectors, said it has been disclosing information and data, as well as made copious recommendations in its annual industry reports on how to better the lot of Nigeria in the extractive industries.

“These recommendations when fully implemented will support and grow the economy of the nation,” the Executive Secretary, NEITI, Ogbonnaya Orji, stated in a presentation delivered during an economic agenda-setting programme in Abuja.

Orji said the agency “has presented these recommendations to the President for his policy interventions.”

Outlining some of the recommendations, the NEITI boss said, “We also advised the Federal Government to develop and publish a detailed costed and comprehensive gas policy with clear roles for state, non-state actors and investors.

“This should be linked to the transparent gas flare commercialisation programme and Nigeria’s Energy Transition Plan. NEITI is really available to support this process with information and data.”

 

 

 

 

 

Punch/Hauwa Abu

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