President Buhari Makes Fresh Appointment

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President has appointed a new Executive Secretary for the Nigerian Extractive Industries (NEITI).

Dr Orji Ogbonnaya Orji’s , which would take effect from , February 19, 2021, followed the expiration of the term of office of the immediate past Executive Secretary of the organisation, Waziri Adio.

A statement by the Director of the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF), Mr Willie Basset, indicated the new is for a five-year term, adding that it done accordance with provisions of the NEITI Act.

Buhari charged the new Executive Secretary to use his new office to serve Nigeria with diligence and promote honesty and .

Orji, who started out his professional career with the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), until his new the Director of Communications and Advocacy at NEITI.

“President has approved the appointment of Dr. Orji Ogbonnaya Orji as the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Extractive Industries (NEITI) for a single term of five (5) years accordance with the provision of Section 12 (2) (a) and 6 (3) of the Nigeria Extractive Industries (Establishment) Act, 2007.

“The Appointment takes effect from 19th February, 2021. Until the appointment, Dr. Orji Ogbonnaya Orji the Agency’s Director of Communications & Advocacy.

“He began his career at the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) and also worked with Nations Programme (UNDP) where Dr. Orji managed several donor-funded projects.

“He MSc degree and PhD in Political Economy and International 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 of the country’s oil, gas and mining industries.

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