A new Executive Secretary has been appointed for the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI). He is Orji Ogbonnaya Orji who until his appointment was the Director of Communications and Advocacy of the transparency agency.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha said President Muhammadu Buhari has already approved the appointment.
Mr Orji would succeed Waziri Adio who completed his five-year tenure as Executive secretary of the agency on Thursday.
Mr Mustapha said the appointment takes effect from Friday, February 19, 2021.
A broadcast journalist, natural resource governance expert, political economist and development Communications specialist, Mr Orji has over 30 years of experience spanning the public service.
He began his career at the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) before joining the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and later NEITI.
He holds a master’s degree and PhD in Political Economy and International Development respectively from the University of Abuja.
He is an alumnus of the J. F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, the International Law Institute, George Town University, Washington D.C, the World Bank Institute, the African Development Bank Institute, the Lagos Business School, among other institutions.