Tue. Jul 27th, 2021

Ogbonnaya Orji appointed Executive Secretary, NEITI

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Victoria Ogunrinde

President Muhammadu Buhari, has appointed Dr. Ogbonnaya Orji as the Executive Secretary of Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) for a single term of five years.

This was disclosed in a statement on Thursday by the Director Information, Willie Bassey in the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.

According to the statement, the appointment was “in accordance with the provision of Section 12 (2) (a) and 6 (3) of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (Establishment) Act, 2007.

He said, “The appointment takes effect from February 19 2021. Until the appointment, Dr. Orji Ogbonnaya Orji was the agency’s Director of Communications and Advocacy.

“He began his career at the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria and also worked with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) where Orji managed several donor-funded projects. He holds MSc degree and PhD in Political Economy and International Development from the University of Abuja.

“NEITI was established in 2004 as the key anti-corruption agency at the Presidency responsible for enthroning transparency, accountability and governance of the country’s oil, gas and mining industries.

“Mr. President enjoins the new appointee to serve the nation with all sense of responsibility, honesty, diligence and promote good governance in the discharge of his duties.”

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