Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, has approved the appointment of Dr. Ogbonnaya Orji as the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative for a single term of five years.
A statement by the Director of Information in the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Willie Bassey on Thursday, said 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.
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“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.