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Nigeria's Oil Sector: Improving Governance and Addressing Corruption

October 29, 2015 • 9:30 – 11:00 am EDT

With new leadership and persistently low global oil prices, the Nigerian government has a new opportunity to undertake significant and much-needed structural reforms in the country’s oil and gas sector. President Muhammadu Buhari also has promised a strong anti-corruption drive, and other jurisdictions are already looking into the activities of top former officials and industry players. Please join us for a discussion on what the priorities for improving governance and addressing corruption in the sector should be, perspectives on early moves by the Buhari government, and an assessment of the prospects for changes in the country’s national oil company. Aaron Sayne and Alexandra Gillies, co-authors (with Christina Katsouris) of the recently released report, Inside NNPC Oil Sales: A Case for Reform in Nigeria, will examine the major technical and political obstacles in the way of meaningful sector reform in Africa's leading oil producer.


Aaron Sayne
Principal, 104 Consulting

Alexandra Gillies
Director, Governance Programs, Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI)

Moderated by:

Jennifer Cooke
Director, CSIS Africa Program