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  FG recovered N2 6trn revenue from oil coys NEITI FG recovered N2 6trn revenue from oil coys NEITI Recovery By Emmanuella Anokam Abuja Sept 14 2023 The Federal Government has recovered a total of N2 6 Trillion revenue from oil firms following the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative NEITI National Assembly intervention NEITI said a total of 2 6 billion dollars remained outstanding in the hands of companies as at March 2022 Dr Orji Ogbonnaya Orji Executive Secretary of NEITI said this on Tuesday in Abuja at its Civil Society Organisations CSO and media engagement on Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative EITI validation The EITI validation which is conducted every three years is a quality assurance mechanism to ascertain level of compliance and progress in implementing its standards among member countries including Nigeria Orji said NEITI s financial report led to the recovery of the debt By the time we release 2021 report any company owing Nigeria we have no choice than to invite EFCC to take over and handle it as an economic crime he said He said the recovery was as a result of NEITI s appearance at the National Assembly to defend its position based on data it provided Recently NEITI released 2019 reports which included list of 77 oil and gas companies that owed the government up to 6 8 billion dollars The National Assembly had summoned the organisation to come and defend it by showing how it arrived at that According to Orji as soon as it released the 2020 report to prove that the companies that wanted their names protected were rushing to the relevant agencies to pay up He revealed that from 77 companies they number decreased to 51 companies and the amount came down to 3 6 billion dollars Which shows that from the point we released that information a lot of money came in None of them disputed our report rather they were giving excuses why they did not pay The money include all taxes and VAT being collected by the Federal Inland Revenue Service FIRS and all royalties being collected by the Nigeria Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission NUPRC NEITI collects nothing all we are asking is for us to be recognised and offered thank you he said He said that through NEITI there had been increased demand easy access and availability of verified information and data in the public domain He said President Muhammadu Buhari s administration should take credit on doing well on extractives sector reforms The content of our up to date reports is very incisive and is shaping public debates the executive secretary said NewsSourceCredit NAN
FG recovered N2.6trn revenue from oil coys – NEITI

FG recovered N2.6trn revenue from oil coys – NEITI

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FG recovered N2.6trn revenue from oil coys – NEITI
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By Emmanuella Anokam
Abuja, Sept. 14, 2023 The

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Federal Government

Federal Government has recovered a total of N2.6 Trillion revenue from oil firms following the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) National Assembly intervention.

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NEITI said a total of 2.6 billion dollars remained outstanding in the hands of companies as at March 2022.
Dr Orji Ogbonnaya Orji, Executive Secretary of NEITI, said

Civil Society Organisations

this on Tuesday in Abuja at its Civil Society Organisations (CSO) and media engagement on Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) validation.

The EITI validation, which is conducted every three years is a quality assurance mechanism to ascertain level of compliance and progress in implementing its standards among member countries, including Nigeria.

Orji said NEITI’s financial report led to the recovery of the debt.

“By the time we release 2021 report,  any company owing Nigeria we have no choice than to invite EFCC to take over and handle it as an economic crime,” he said.

National Assembly

He said the recovery was as a result of NEITI’s appearance at the National Assembly to defend its position based on data it provided.

Recently, NEITI released 2019 reports which included list of 77 oil and gas companies that owed the government up to 6.8 billion dollars.

National Assembly

The National Assembly had summoned the organisation to come and defend it by showing how it arrived at that.

According to Orji, as soon as it released the 2020 report to prove that, the companies that wanted their names protected were rushing to the relevant agencies to pay up.

He revealed that from 77 companies, they number decreased to 51 companies and the amount came down to 3.6 billion dollars.

“Which shows that from the point we released that information a lot of money came in.

None of them disputed our report rather they were giving excuses why they did not pay.

Federal Inland Revenue Service

“The money include all taxes and VAT being collected by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) and all royalties being collected by the Nigeria Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC).

“NEITI collects nothing, all we are asking is for us to be recognised and offered thank you,” he said.

He said that through NEITI, there had been increased demand, easy access and availability of verified information and data in the public domain.

Muhammadu Buhari

He said President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration should take credit on doing well on extractives sector reforms.

“The content of our up to date reports is very incisive and is shaping public debates,” the executive secretary said.

NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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