The 7th EITI Global Conference has ended in Lima Peru, with a call for all member countries to target visible impacts in the lives of citizens.
The outgoing Chair, Clare Short told the delegates drawn from over 100 countries that publishing reports were not enough if it does not lead to results.
Clare Short explained that the search for impact has become urgent for the EITI if implementation will continue to sustain the confidence of the Citizens, Governments, Companies and the Civil Society.
She praised the government of Peru, for hosting the conference and urged delegates to use the opportunity for knowledge sharing and peer learning.
The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed who led the Nigerian delegation to the conference briefed the International community on the status of the ongoing reforms under President Muhammadu Buhari using NEITI reports as a tool for improving the extractive sector governance.
During the conference a new International Board led by a new Chair, John Fredrick Reinfeldt was inaugurated. The Board made up of 20 members elected from Companies, Civil Society and Government is the highest decision making in the global EITI.
Mrs. Zainab Ahmed of Nigeria is representing the 12 English speaking member countries including Nigeria on the global EITI Board.
The event witnessed an exhibition, close door deliberations and speeches from heads of delegations.
The 8th Global Conference will hold in the next two years at a venue yet to be determined.