19 March 2018, Sweetcrude, Lagos – The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI, will hold a symposium on the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill, PIGB, on March 20.
Scheduled to hold in Abuja, the symposium is designed to sensitise stakeholders on the provisions of the Bill with a view to stimulating public interest ahead of presidential assent and implementation when it becomes law.
The symposium will explore implications of the PIGB on transparency and accountability in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry and its impact on national development.
Participants at the event will also discuss the status of similar pending bills in the oil and gas industry expected to follow up the PIGB, including the Petroleum Industry Fiscal Bill, the Petroleum Host Communities Bill, and the Petroleum Industry Administration Bill.
Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, is expected to deliver a keynote address at the event. The event will also witness presentations and panel discussions on the highlights of the bills and the way forward.
Participants at the event will include industry experts, legislators, public and private sector executives, investors, and representatives of host communities, civil society, media, and development partners.