The international Chair of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Clare Short is expected to arrive Nigeria on a working visit with effect from 13th to 15th October, 2013. She will be accompanied on the visit by a senior team from the EITI international Secretariat based in Oslo, Norway.
During the visit, the EITI Chair who was at various times a member of the British Parliament, Secretary of State for International Development for the British government will hold consultations with high-ranking government officials, the legislature, development partners, the media and civil society as well as key players in Nigeria’s oil, gas and mining sectors.
The EITI international Chair will hold talks with President Goodluck Jonathan on the implementation of EITI in Nigeria and the wider implications on oil, gas and mining sector reforms. She is expected to hold similar consultations with the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
The EITI Chair will also address a Meeting of the Board and Management of Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) and observe a scheduled Meeting of FGN Inter – Ministerial Task Team on implementation of the findings and recommendations of the NEITI audit reports.
A State Dinner in honour of the visiting EITI international Chair and her delegation is being organized by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim to round up the visit.