The Facility for Oil Sector Transparency and Reform (FOSTER) engaged NNF to undertake a review of the VoluntaryPrinciples (VPs) on Security and Human Rights in Nigeria. The research, a DFID-funded project, sought to establish evidence-based stakeholders’ perspectives on the VPs. NNF carried out the study in four states – Delta, Bayelsa,Rivers and Lagos.
The stakeholders interviewed included representatives of communities located close to oilfacilities; security agencies; the Commander of the Joint Task Force (JTF); Official of Nigerian Security and CivilDefense Corp (NSCDC); leaders of Regional Development Committees (RDCs) of the Chevron GMoU; leaders of Cluster Development Boards (CDBs) of the Shell GMoU; key community leaders managing company-community relations in the Niger Delta; employees of member companies of the VP initiative in Nigeria (Shell and Chevron); personnel of oil and gas industry operators; officials of oil and gas sector regulatory agency (Department for Petroleum Resources) and National Human Rights Commission and employees of civil society organizations.
NNF presented findings of the study to stakeholders on 16th December 2015 in Abuja during a policy dialogue on “Adoption and Implementation of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights for Nigeria’s Extractive Industry jointly organised by the Centre for Public Policy Alternatives (CPPA) and New Nigeria Foundation.