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Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative NEITI on Sunday says it is set to unveil two publications that have direct impact on revenue management and governance of the extractive sector in Nigeria.

It explains that the publications to be unveiled this week include ‘Impact of Mining on Women, Youth and Others in Selected Communities in Nigeria’ and ‘Perception of the Impact of 13% Oil Derivation Allocation’.

The Director, Communications and Advocacy, NEITI, Mr Ogbonnaya Orji, said in a statement that the first publication examined the socioeconomic and environmental impact of mining on vulnerable groups in Nigeria.

It says six communities across the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria are selected, to include Enyigba/Ameka in Ebonyi State (South-East); Okpella in Edo State (South-South); and Ilesa in Osun State (South-West).

Others are Maiganga in Gombe State (North-East); Mai-Adudu in Nasarawa State (North-Central); and Bagega in Zamfara State (North-northwest).

The statement states that the negative media reports of mining development and the diversity of the minerals mined in these areas informed their proposition for the project.

It notes that the choice of the selected minerals, coal, limestone, gold, lead and zinc in the producing communities is to establish the correlation between the type of minerals exploited in an area and the socioeconomic and environmental impacts of the mining activity on women, children and other vulnerable members in the affected communities. NAN