The overall focus of the project is to determine strategies for reducing oil loss through efficient refinery and theft reduction activities, culminating in the design of a community engagement framework for the sector.
Following the stakeholder mapping and analysis developed, the next phase of the project focused on carrying out various engagements with the identified key stakeholders on the issues of refinery losses and oil theft in the in the oil-producing states of the Federation of Nigeria.
The concerns of the project and the basic philosophy and thoughts behind it, from the concept expected end results, were introduced to the stakeholders who were leaders, champions, and government reps whose jobs or passions focused on driving equitable and fiscal management of oil and gas resources, including revenue, livelihoods, the environment, and other issues found to be relevant to the greater good of all stakeholders – the communities, government and industry players. This phase, which commenced on the 16 July, 2018, had activities take place at various locations in the 9 oil-producing states, starting from Bayelsa (Yenagoa) to Rivers (Port Harcourt), Akwa Ibom (Uyo and Ibeno), Abia (Umuahia and Etitioha community in Ukwa west); Edo (Benin City), Ondo (Akure and Igbokoda); Delta (Warri and Asaba) and ended in Imo (Owerri), where the phase terminated on 18 August, 2018.
Concurrently, engagement took place in Lagos within the first two weeks of August 2018.
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