Fresh Data Could Lead To New Dis­cov­er­ies-garba

• Con­tin­u­ous In­vest­ment Calls For Cau­tion

The Guardian (Nigeria) - - COVER -

In this in­ter­view with KINGS­LEY JEREMIAH, Tech­ni­cal Ad­viser to Nige­ria Ex­trac­tive In­dus­tries Trans­parency Ini­tia­tive (NEITI) Dauda Garuba, de­cried the lack of pro­duc­tiv­ity of the Nige­ria-são Tomé and Príncipe Joint De­vel­op­ment Zone, in­sists that Nige­ria must re­turn to the draw­ing board to ad­dress the chal­lenges fac­ing the zone rather than con­tin­u­ously pour re­sources down the drain.

sur­round­ing sit­u­a­tion, which both­ers on in­ter­na­tional pol­i­tics. If you study the ori­gin of the JDZ, it is based on an ex­ist­ing UN treaty; it was the best ap­proach. The only chal­lenge is that it has not yielded some­thing yet. Whether to pull out, or hope­fully in­vest is some­thing that is en­tirely go­ing to be po­lit­i­cal, the coun­try would need to re­jig the project, but pre­vail­ing for­eign pol­icy and se­cu­rity makes the sit­u­a­tion dif­fi­cult to ad­dress.

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