Lagos — Dr. Ogbonnaya Orji has been approved to resume office as the Executive Secretary of Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI.
Mr Willie Bassey, Director of Information, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation who announced the appointment in a statement on Thursday, said his appointment was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Orji’s appointment is for a single term of five years.
“In accordance with the provision of Section 12 (2) (a) and 6 (3) of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (Establishment) Act, 2007, Orji’s appointment is for a single term of five years.
“The appointment takes effect from 19 February 2021.”
He takes over from Waziri Adio whose tenure expires on Thursday, Feb.18.
Orji who was the agency’s Director of Communications and Advocacy before his appointment, began his career at the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN and also worked with United Nations Development Programme, UNDP where he managed several donor-funded projects.
He holds an M.Sc degree and Ph.D. in Political Economy and International Development from the University of Abuja.