The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) and the Socio-Economic Rights & Accountability Project (SERAP) a non-profit, legal and advocacy organisation have agreed to partner on information sharing in an effort to tackle corruption in the country.
The decision was taken at NEITI Secretariat when SERAP team led by Mr. Kayode Oluwadare paid a courtesy visit to the Executive Secretary of NEITI, Mr.Waziri Adio in his office.
Welcoming the guests, Mr. Adio commended SERAP for its work and identified the organisation as one of the vocal voices against corruption in the country.
“NEITI enlists many influencers, civil society groups, faith-based organisations, eminent Nigerians and various civic actors to engage with its reports and use the information and data contained therein to demand accountability”, Mr. Adio said.
The Executive Secretary urged SERAP to take particular interest in NEITI’s work since the oil and gas sector remains the mainstay of Nigeria’s economy and touches every fabric of the Nigerian society.
Mr. Adio assured the visiting team of NEITI’s readiness to collaborate with SERAP in the areas of information sharing.
The Executive director of SERAP, Mr. Oluwadare had earlier pledged to work and collaborate with NEITI in carrying out advocacy on the findings and on-going reforms in the extractive industries.