Forum Conference on Oil Revenue, Transparency and Fiscal Federalism in Nigeria

The Forum co-sponsored a conference on Revenue, Transparency and Fiscal Federalism in Lagos on February 16 with the Petroleum Club and the Canadian High Commission. It was opened by Mr. Imo Itsueli, Chairman of the Petroleum Club and Mr. Jean Gauthier, Deputy High Commissioner of Canada, and chaired by Mr. Frank Nweke Jr., a former federal minister who is now Director General of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group. In addition to the presentations by the authors, there was a panel discussion with representatives from the Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, Revenue Watch, Seplat Petroleum Development Company and Phillips Consulting. Some 80 representatives of industry, NGOs, government and the press attended the all day event. This conference forms part of the Forum’s program on oil and gas in federations

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