BEYOND COMPLIANCE edited by Musa Abutudu, Dauda Garuba and Kolawole Banwo is an insightful, balanced and yet critical analysis of the contemporary state of the implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency initiative (EITI) in Nigeria. Coming from persons that cut across different professional backgrounds, the book appraises and shadow-reports Nigeria’s EITI implementation in a post-compliant period. It is anchored on the understanding that validation test and compliance are not a one-off event, but a five-yearly exercise deserving of consistent progress. In doing that, the book brings forth new achievements and gaps between volunteered commitments and realities, as well as points direction to expanding the NEITI process from its oil and gas-focus to incorporate the solid mineral sector and other neglected, but necessary, stakeholders in the value chain of the extractive industry. Apart from deepening public knowledge of the EITI process in Nigeria, the book seeks to strengthen the country’s […]
OVERSIGHT: TRAINING ON ROLE OF THE LEGISLATURE IN NEITI AUDIT PROCESS ISBN: 978-978-48297-4-8
Chapter One is a report of Two-Day training for Legislature on enhancing the oversight role of the legislature on NEITI Audit Process. The training session comprised of an overview on the NEITI and the Act; an industry perspective; an overview of financial/physical flows; the role of legislators for an effective oversight on the NEITI; federation accounts and financial flows; and a summary of 1999-2004 audit report. Chapter Two is a communiqué of the two-day CISLAC training workshop for members of the House Committee onPetroleum (upstream) under the topic, “Enhancing the Oversight Role of The Legislature on the NEITI Audit Process”. The first day involved a lucid overview on the NEITI and the Act and the second day involved an insightful summary of the 1999-2004 NEITI Audit report.
The third chapter is an overview of NEITI implementation in Nigeria. Chapter […]
TOWARDS A FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY REGIME IN NIGERIATHE CIVIL SOCIETY MASS MEDIA INTERVENTION ISBN: 978-078-069-6
The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre with funding from USIAD through a grant from PACT-Nigeria organized series of Roundtable meetings on the Fiscal Responsibility Regime. In pursuant to the creation of more accountable and transparent processes where the resources of the state are channelled towards the general good of the citizens and governance is strengthened. The publication comprises reports from the various meetings that were held over that period with relevant stakeholders including members of State Houses of Assembly and Civil Society Organizations.
The opening chapter was on a One Day Stakeholder’s meeting that was held on April 26th 2006 organized by CISLAC with support from PACT-Nigeria at Reiz Continental Hotel, Abuja. It entailed a […]
BASELINE STUDY ON TAX, TAX GAPS ANALYSIS AND TAXATION IN NIGERIA CISLAC ISBN: 978-978-50222-1-6
The importance of an effective tax system cannot be overemphasised especially as it is linked to improved governance and overall development. This report is an attempt to provide a baseline which seeks to promote country, research-based policy advocacy that will be allied to media strategies, popular mobilisation and encouraging international pressure to stimulate policy and regulatory reforms which make tax systems more accountable, transparent, fair and pro-poor.
This study offers an opportunity to its readers to understand citizens’ perception of taxation and the gaps that can inform collective action in supporting the necessary reforms of tax policies and administration in Nigeria and shore up […]
GOLD AND GRAVES: ZAMFARA LEAD POISONING AND THE FAILURE OF REGULATORY OVERSIGHT ISBN: 978-978-50222-5-4 2012
The Zamfara State lead poisoning saga highlights the gross inadequacies in the enforcement of regulatory compliance by respective environmental government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). The nation awoke to the news of the tragic deaths from lead and chemical poisoning from mining communities in Zamfara State. The inability of respective emergency agencies to effectively tackle this disaster showcases a glaring failure of government to safeguard the lives of Nigerian.
Sadly, it was only after the international community and environmental non-governmental organizations raised an alarm on the devastating catastrophe of the unreported lead poisoning disaster that the Nigerian government was forced to respond. The argument remains that the scale of […]
PROMOTING POLICY AND LEGISLATIVE INTERVENTION FOR FOOD SECURITY IN NIGERIA. “AN AUDIT OF EXISTING POLICIES ON FOOD RESERVE SYSTEMSCISLAC Admin
PROMOTING POLICY AND LEGISLATIVE INTERVENTION FOR FOOD SECURITY IN NIGERIA. “AN AUDIT OF EXISTING POLICIES ON FOOD RESERVE SYSTEMS By CISLAC ISBN: 978-978-50222-7-8 2012
A Nation is said to be food secured if food is always available, accessible and affordability in a balanced manner. Food security is therefore dependent on food supply at any given point in time. According to the World Food Summit of 1996, food security is defined as “when all people at all times have access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active life”. For […]
MEETING THE TARGETS: PROMOTING LEGISLATIVE INTERVENTION FOR THE ATTAINMENT OF THE MDGS IN NIGERIA.
ISBN: 978-978-50222-2-3 2012
The Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s) consisting of 8 goals, 18 targets and 48 indicators were agreed upon by the government of the world in the year 2000. These have set priorities for international development. The MDGs are currently the highest-level expression of the international community’s development priorities. They commit the international community to an action agenda which emphasizes sustainable human development as the key to attaining socio-economic program. For about 13 years since its inception, analysis indicates that there is still progress to be made if the 2015 MDGs benchmark is to be met in Nigeria.
Even though Nigeria is making progress on the MDGs, variations from state to state still hamper achieving success. While different stakeholders have targeted […]
ANALYSIS OF NIGERIA EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES TRANSPARENCY INITIATIVE (NEITI) AUDIT OF THE PERIOD 2006-2008: A CIVIL SOCIETY PERSPECTIVECISLAC Admin
ANALYSIS OF NIGERIA EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES TRANSPARENCY INITIATIVE (NEITI) AUDIT OF THE PERIOD 2006-2008: A CIVIL SOCIETY PERSPECTIVE ISBN: 978-978-50222-4-7 2012
This analysis provides a concise, though critical, overview of the 2006-2008 NEITI audit, while pushing the bar on expectations, transparency and accountability in oil revenue management and promotion of good governance.
For the purpose of easy understanding the analysis is divided into seven sections. Section One introduces the Nigeria oil and gas industry and the combustible mix of the good and bad even leaning more to the negative it represents for the country and its citizens, while Section Two draws attention to procedures of the NEITI Audit. The third section highlights the Financial Audit which focuses attention on assessment and reconciliation of financial flows within […]
CONFRONTING THE RESOURCE CURSE: THE NIGERIA EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES TRANSPARENCY INITIATIVE IN PERSPECTIVE’CISLAC Admin
CONFRONTING THE RESOURCE CURSE: THE NIGERIA EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES TRANSPARENCY INITIATIVE IN PERSPECTIVE’ by MUSA ABUTUDU & DAUDA GARUBA ISBN:978-978-50222-3-0 2011
The formation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) was necessitated by the growing concerns about the irreconcilable gap between the magnitude of highly prized natural resources exploited in so many developing countries and the sheer record of poverty and underdevelopment posted by these same countries. Tony Blair, then Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, in the World Sustainable Summit Development held in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2002, tipped off the need for a process that manages the extractive industry effectively. Of course, government has over the years encouraged the intensity of corruption in the extractive industry because the activities of practitioners were shrouded in secrecy aided by government.
Nigeria was one of the first […]
AN AUDIT OF THE NATIONAL HEALTH, EDUCATION AND GENDER POLICY FRAMEWORKS IN ATTAINING THE MDGs IN NIGERIA
ISBN: 978-978-50222-0-9 2011
As the 2015 target implementation deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approaches, Nigeria has failed to show consistent credible advancements in fulfilling this International public charter. This is despite the numerous strategies and policies already adopted by different Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) respectively; and yet Nigeria cannot lay claim to substantial or meaningful achievements in this regard. Clearly, there are daunting challenges that remain evident in articulating the full implementation of the MDGs across the diverse spectrum of the developmental fabric of Africa’s most populous nation.
Available figures on the state of implementation of respective MDGs indicators depict a rather disappointing outcome e.g. 157 deaths per 1,000 live births, 98% failure rates […]