NEITI laments lawmakers’ poor usage of oil, gas sector audit reports

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The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) on Thursday lamented the National Assembly’s poor use of past findings in its audit reports on the oil and gas industry operations, Premium Times reports.

The NEITI Executive Secretary, Waziri Adio, told members of the House of Representatives’ Committee on Petroleum Upstream who were on a monitoring and oversight visit to the NEITI Secretariat that findings of NEITI’s audits were rich materials that could help the lawmakers push for wider reforms in the oil and gas industry.

“We see the parliament as important partners not just because we are answerable to you and we need you to approve our budget but because our reports can and should be inputs to your important work,” Adio said. He therefore urged the National Assembly to study the reports as important documents that would aid their oversight representative and law-making responsibilities.