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Extractive Working Group Non-State Actors Strategy Meeting of the Nigeria Open Government Partnership

The Open Government Partnership National Action Plan II Extractive Transparency Strategy Meeting convened by Global Rights Nigeria in partnership with CISLAC took place on the 17th of September 2021 with representatives from OGP, Global Rights, Publish What You Pay, Women in Mining Nigeria (WIMIN), Spaces For Change, Dataphyte, CSR-in-Action, Stakeholder Democracy Network (SDN), Order Paper, Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ), Paradigm Leadership Support Initiative (PLSI), Kabetkache and Policy Alert.

The purpose of the meeting was for member organisations to agree on the next steps and conclude all actionable plans for the National Action Plan II which had been completed in 2020 as initially planned because of the COVID-19 pandemic. To this end, action points and deadlines were assigned to all organisations present based on the NAP commitment plan that was shared.

Planned Activities Start Date End Date Action Points
1. Identify and publicly disseminate mechanisms, platforms and frameworks for disclosure of contracts and putting them to use – NEITI October 2019 March 2022 – Ignite NEITI’s Steering Committee

– Send a letter acknowledging NEITI and seek to work with her CSO Steering Committee, this can be done with the help of Peter Egbule who is now the Civil Society Adviser on NEITI’s Board

– Compile all actions for implementation with NEITI in a letter

2. Identify, create and update a free online portal for disclosure of contracts, licenses and permits (Public Registers) of the extractive sector October 2019 March 2022 – Ask NNPC for a report on this online portal

– Can be done in conjunction with the Mining Cadastre Office of the MMSD

3. Disclose contracts in a free online portal, accessible in both human and machine-readable formats. The portal should contain the full texts of all agreements, together with any subsequent amendments, annexes, schedules, side letters or similar documents. The following types of contracts/permits include:

1.                upstream operating contracts (e.g., JVs, PSCs, service contracts, any alternative finance agreements) – NNPC;

2.                Sole Risk, Marginal Fields – DPR;

3.                Crude oil lifting term contracts – COMD, NNPC;

4.                Direct Sales Direct Purchase or any other commodity swap/exchange/barter transactions – NNPC;

5.                Other refined product imports – NNPC;

6.                Refined product export permit (DPR);

7.                Export sales of all refined products – DPR;

8.                Export sales of all natural gas liquids – DPR;

9.                Export permit for crude oil lifting – DPR;

10.             Licenses and leases – DPR;

11.             Mining contracts;

12.             Environmental documents e.g. EIA, CDA (mining) – Ministry of Mines;

13.             Review, update and upload.

March 2020 March 2022 Same as above
4. Quarterly disclosure of actual unit production cost for crude oil, gas and refined product sales – DPR/NNPC COMD. October 2019 June 2022 Same as above
5. Timely public disclosure by NNPC of the annual report and audited financials October 2019 July 2022 Same as above

 

Planned Activities Start Date End Date Action Points
                                     i. Quarterly status/progress update on identified remedial issues by covered entities responsible for remediation December 2019 (To be published Quarterly) – Co-host NEITI meetings to discuss remedial issues

– Working Group members are encouraged to address remedial issues on their social media pages, radio programmes etc.

                                    ii. Identify and prioritize key reoccurring remedial issues in NEITI oil and gas, mining report November 2019 August 2021 Compare the 2018 and 2019 NEITI oil and gas and solid mineral report and highlight recurring issues
3. Produce audit reports in an accessible format that ensures inclusion of women, youths and vulnerable groups in advocacy of issues raised December 2019 December 2021 – Have a formal conversation with NEITI towards inclusion and participation in the mining and solid mineral activities
                                   iii. Develop a framework for good practices on ensuring full participation of women in the extractives sector October 2019 October 2021 KabetKache will share a guide/framework on gender inclusion for mining sector modification
                                   iv. Data disclosure by companies on employment statistics disaggregated by gender TBA (following consultation NCDMB) TBA (following consultation NCDMB) – Engage NCDMB to disclose employment statistics disaggregated by gender

 

 

– Advocacy for companies to file and publish their gender-based data

                                    v. Publish a publicly available beneficial ownership register of companies in the oil, gas and mining gas sector October 2019 February 2020 Push for disclosures with the CAC

 

Closing

Following the above, CSOs were encouraged to:

  1. work together with other stakeholders in government e.g. NEITI and DPR to implement commitments.
  2. magnify the work they do at their organisations that ties to the work of the OGP – CSR-in-Action can tie her projects and activities to similar tasks of the OGP.

Members were also informed about the possibility of quarterly meetings for Working Group members.

 



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