Nigeria Validation 2018
On 27 February 2019, Nigeria was found to have made satisfactory progress in implementing the EITI Standard. See Board decision 2019-20/BM-42.
Timeline of Validation and related materials:
- 11 July 2018: Second Validation commenced.
- 3 October 2018: The International Secretariat sent the draft assessment was sent to the National Stakeholders Working Group (NSWG) [English].
MSG comments & Validation Committee review
- 16 November 2018: The National Stakeholders Working Group (NSWG) provided comments [English] on the draft assessment.
- 26 November 2018: The International Secretariat finalised the assessment [English] on the basis of the MSG's comments, for review by the Validation Committee.
- 5 December 2018 and 15 January 2019: the Validation Committee reviewed the assessment and agreed a recommendation to the Board for decision [English, French].
- 13 February 2019: Validation Committee Recommendation to the Board for discussion [English, French], Board Paper 42-5
The first Validation of Nigeria commenced on 1 July 2016. On 11 January 2017, the EITI Board found that Nigeria had made meaningful progress in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard (see here). The EITI Board established 16 corrective actions related to:
- Civil society engagement (Requirement 1.3)
- MSG oversight (Requirement 1.4)
- Workplan (Requirement 1.5)
- License allocations (Requirement 2.2) and license registers (Requirement 2.3)
- Contract disclosure (Requirement 2.4)
- State participation (Requirement 2.6), including quasi-fiscal expenditures (Requirement 6.2)
- Production data (Requirement 3.2) and export data (Requirement 3.3)
- Comprehensiveness (Requirement 4.1)
- Barter and infrastructure agreements (Requirement 4.3)
- Transport revenues (Requirement 4.4)
- Direct subnational payments (Requirement 4.6)
- Data timeliness (Requirement 4.8)
- Data quality (Requirement 4.9)
- Subnational transfers (Requirement 5.2)
- Social expenditures (Requirement 6.1)
- Contribution to the economy (Requirement 6.3).