Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation NNPC has poached a manager from inside the EITI to run its EITI Implementation Programme.
EITI is Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, an international organization that advocates for global standard for the good governance of oil, gas and mineral resources.
Murjanatu Ibrahim Gamawa is the EITI Country Manager in charge of coordinating implementation of EITI standards across Anglophone Africa. She also reviews and analyses EITI Reports, Annual Progress Reports, work plans, Terms of Reference and other country documents, and participates in the International Secretariat’s work on assessment of progress with meeting the EITI’s validation requirements.
Gamawa will help the state hydrocarbon company to drive speedy attainment of the EITI requirements across its operations. The NNPC says that her appointment, which will take effect from January 2021, is a practical step towards entrenching the culture of transparency in the Corporation.
Gamawa’s previous experience includes working for Nigeria EITI as a petroleum analyst and subsequently as the oil and gas team leader. Gamawa holds a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria, an M.Sc. in Petroleum Geoscience from the Imperial College London and an MBA in Energy Management with distinction from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Her professional interests are related to natural resource management and public financial management.