Major Nigerian agencies has agreed to partner in oil revenue savings and promotion of better attitude to public office.
Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI), Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) and National Orientation Agency (NOA) are the agencies.
Dr Orji Ogbonnaya Orji, NEITI’s Director of Communications, said on Wednesday in Abuja that the agencies came to an agreement at separate meetings with NEITI Executive Secretary, Mr. Waziri Adio.
Adio said, the meetings were focused on exploring areas of inter-agency mutual cooperation.
He explained that while NSIA managed the Sovereign Wealth Fund derived from extractive revenues, NOA led the national campaign for attitudinal change and ethical values in the country.
At the meeting with the management of NSIA, the NEITI executive secretary expressed regrets that the nation’s paltry oil savings defeated the rationale for having such savings in the first place and that the Occasional Paper recently released by NEITI, largely focused on the Case for a Robust Oil Saving Fund for Nigeria.
Meanwhile, NEITI and NOA are to establish effective platform for collaboration, mainly in information sharing, public education and enlightenment.
The Director-General, Dr Garba Abari, announced this when NEITI’s executive secretary visited his office.
Abari announced that 813 offices of NOA would be made available to NEITI as a platform for dissemination of the organisation’s reports to all nooks and crannies of Nigeria.