The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) relishing on the achievement of earning Nigeria a Satisfactory Progress ranking by the global Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), held a retreat for its staff, management and Board to review its current Strategic Plan 2017-2021.
The retreat was a unique event where the Board and the Staff carried out a self-assessment and evaluation of its performance in the past two years, and identify areas that required improvements. This would enable the agency realize the goals and objectives of its Strategic Plan
The occasion also offered opportunity for NEITI to delibrate and strategise on the emerging issues in EITI implementationglobally. The implementation of Beneficial Ownership Disclosure, Commodity Trading, Mainstreaming, Environment and Gender were specifically discused.
Also on the agenda was the inclusion of monitoring and evaluation as an integral part of 2017-2021 Strategic Plan activities. This would track all activities, outcomes and measure impacts .
At the retreat, emphasis was laid on the need for team work among staff in the course of implementing the transparency and accountability mandate of NEITI.
To broaden the knowledge of the Board on extractive industry operations, a tour of the operations facility of Qua-Iboe Terminal of Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (MPN) was undertaken by the NSWG during the retreat.