Orji Becomes NEITI Substantive Executive Secretary

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President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday in Abuja, approved the appointment of Dr. Orji Ogbonnaya Orji as the Executive Secretary of Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI).

A statement by the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation stated that Dr Orji’s appointment takes effect from Friday 19th February, 2021.

Dr Orji Ogbonnaya Orji, a native of Abia State, is an ace broadcaster, Journalist, political economist and development Communications specialist.

He is bringing on board over 30 years of diverse and extensive experience in the public service, the media industry, and the international development sector.

Before his appointment, Orji was for several years, the Agency’s Director of Communications and Advocacy. He began his career in the Public Service at the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, (FRCN) from where he later worked in management positions in other federal agencies. He has also worked with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Dr. Orji 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 renowned global institutions.


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