Dauda has extensive experience working on the question of oil and the Niger Delta.
Dauda has spearheaded the implementation of the Bayelsa Expenditure and Income Transparency Initiative (BEITI), a state-led effort developed with NRGI to open up the books of Bayelsa to the highest levels of scrutiny and help establish the state as Nigeria’s most transparent subnational government. He also works to ensure regular outreach to civil society on the evolution of BEITI and broader NRGI efforts in the Niger Delta.
Prior to joining NRGI, he served as senior program officer in governance, security and development at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD). He represented CDD on the steering committee of Publish What You Pay Nigeria.
Dauda is co-author of two books, “Democracy, Oil and Politics in the Niger Delta: Linking Citizens' Perception with Policy Reform” and “Governance and Institution Building in Nigeria: A Case of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).” He is a Harry Frank Guggenheim/African Association of Political Science Young Scholar and Graduate Institute of International Studies (Geneva) Young Scholar.