CSO urges EITI to support passage of PIB

ABUJA – Worried by the delay in the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, by the National Assembly, a Civil Society Organization, Publish What You Pay, PWYP, has appealed to the Extractive Industry Transparency International, EITI, to add its voice to ensure early passage of the bill into law.

The Chair PWYP Nigeria Steering Committee, Faith Nwadishi, who made the appeal at a consultative meeting recently with EITI, Chairperson, Ms. Clare Short in Abuja, said the passage of the bill will bring a new sanity and order in the Nigeria extractive business as well as promote transparency.

She said “the petroleum industry bill, if passed into law, will force key players to fit into the high levels of transparency and accountability discipline which the law envisages. This is a defining moment that PWYP Nigeria will require absolute support from EITI.”

– See more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2013/12/cso-urges-eiti-support-passage-pib/#sthash.3cG27DSS.dpuf

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