The outgoing Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI), Mrs Zainab Ahmed, has urged the Federal Government of Nigeria to intensify the reforms in the Oil and Gas sector.
Mrs Ahmed said the reform would ensure transparency in the management of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
Speaking at a valedictory briefing sequel to her ministerial appointment confirmation by the Nigerian Senate last week, she was of the opinion that there was need to review all operating agreements in the Oil and Gas sector.
Mrs Ahmed added that the Solid Minerals sector offered an alternative source of funding for government aside from oil, stressing that steps should be taken to improve the sector.
She subsequently named the Director of Communications, Dr. Orji Ogbonnaya Orji, as acting Executive Secretary of NEITI, as he was the most senior director at the agency.