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President Buhari Appoints Orji Ogbonnaya Orji as NEITI boss by fergie001: 10:15am On Feb 18
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Orji Ogbonnaya Orji as the executive secretary of the Nigeria Extractives Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI).

Orji succeeds Waziri Adio who was appointed in February 2016.

His appointment, which takes effect from February 19, 2021, for a single term of five years, was announced by Willie Bassey, director of information at the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF).

“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,” the statement read.

Until his appointment, he was NEITI’s director of communications and advocacy.

NEITI was established in 2004 as the key anti-corruption agency at the presidency to ensure transparency, accountability and governance of the country’s oil, gas and mining industries.

Information available on the Extractives Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) website shows that NEITI has identified $9.8 billion by various players in the extractive sector owed to the federal government, of which $2.4 billion has been recovered through NEITI’s efforts.

The Cable

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr. Orji Ogbonnaya Orji as the Executive Secretary of Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI).

NEITI


Bio: Orji Ogbonnaya Orji

Orji Ogbonnaya Orji, a well-known Nigerian broadcaster, journalist, political economist and development communication specialist sits on the Editorial Board of Aro News, a leading community news channel of the Aros, south east Nigeria. Orji writes its popular column “Amaikpe”.

He is currently the Director of Communications and Advocacy at the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI), the Presidency, Abuja. NEITI is the Nigerian chapter of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), an international organization with 53 member countries which leads the global campaign for transparency and accountability in the management of extractive resources in resource-rich countries around the world. Orji Ogbonnaya Orji was named NEITI's acting Executive Secretary/ceo in 2015, a position he held briefly until 2016.

Dr. Orji represents NEITI on Nigeria’s National Steering Committee of the global Open Government Partnership (OGP) and chairs the extractive sector thematic group in the country’s OGP.

Prior to his current job at NEITI, Dr. Orji was a special adviser to Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Communication on Strategic Development Communication. Between 2004 and 2006, he worked with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) as a national consultant on public procurement reforms. At the UNDP, he worked with other development partners such as the World Bank and USAID on institutionalizing public procurement processes in Nigeria, by articulating a bill on public procurement for consideration and passage into law by the National Assembly. Following the passage of the Bill into law and establishment of the Bureau of Public Procurement on the June 4, 2007, Orji headed the media and public affairs department of the Bureau.

He served as Special Adviser to the President of the Senate at the National Assembly from 2000 to 2003. During this period, he provided technical support to develop the institutional framework on strategic media/civil society relations and engagements with the country’s legislature emerging from years of military rule.

His career in the media industry began at Radio Nigeria where he was groomed and worked in various capacities, rising through the ranks to the position of Deputy Director at the headquarters. The highest point of his career at Radio Nigeria was his posting to the Presidential Villa, Aso Rock (Nigeria’s seat of power) as the Chief State-House Correspondent, attached to Nigeria’s presidents. Dr. Orji Ogbonnaya Orji served with courage and distinction during five different regimes, part of which were under the military from 1993 to 2000, when Nigeria returned to civil rule. The job at the Presidential villa took Orji on regular entourages of Nigerian Presidents to many countries of the world for the media-coverage of key global events, including several sessions of the United Nations' General Assembly in New York.

Orji Ogbonnaya Orji began his early life and education in 1970 at the Presbyterian School, Amanator Isu, Ohaozara in the then Afikpo Division (1970 - 1974). He attended Ishiagu High School Okigwe for his secondary education from 1975 and obtained his West African School Certificate from the school in 1980. He later proceeded to the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) Enugu where he graduated with a certificate in Mass communication in 1987. Orji Ogbonnaya Orji holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Abuja, Nigeria in 1999, a master’s degree in political economy and development studies in 2004 and a PhD in the same discipline and from the same University in 2012.

He attended the Senior Executive Fellows program on public policy and communication at J.F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He is also an alumnus of Blatvanik School of Government, University of Oxford, England, Thompson Foundation Institute of Advanced Media Studies Cardiff, United Kingdom, the International Law Institute, George Town University Washington DC, the Institute for Public and Private Partnership, Arlington Virginia, the World Bank Institute, the African Development Bank Institute, and the Lagos Business School. Furthermore, he is a recipient of professional fellowships from the US State Department and from the governments of Germany and the United Kingdom.

Dr. Orji Ogbonnaya Orji is married to Dr. (Mrs.) Esther Ogbonnaya with three children: Nnenna, Orji (Jr), and Chinatu.

SOURCE

Orji Ogbonnaya Orji (March 11, 1963) hails from Arochukwu Local Government Area in Abia State, Nigeria.

He is a recipient of the Nigerian Media Merit Award (Winner: Reporter of the Year, 1995), and have served in a number of Presidential Advisory Committees.

Orji Ogbonnaya Orji is also the author "Inside Aso Rock: The Day Abacha died", a book that chronicles the final hours of former Head of State, Late Gen. Sani Abacha.

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Re: President Buhari Appoints Orji Ogbonnaya Orji as NEITI boss by osamz007: 10:21am On Feb 18
YEAH. JUICY POSTS MEANT FOR THE NORTH ALONE

WELDONE MR PRESIDENT


















VERY $TUPID

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Re: President Buhari Appoints Orji Ogbonnaya Orji as NEITI boss by bigseank(m): 10:22am On Feb 18
what does it change? Clueless president. anywhere i hear or read the name buhari, anger just usually rise inside me.

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Re: President Buhari Appoints Orji Ogbonnaya Orji as NEITI boss by loosecanon50(m): 10:22am On Feb 18
Nigeria Extractives Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI). The industry sounds like one that extracts poo from transparent soakaways. Buhari has given all the lucrative positions to his brothers in cow

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Re: President Buhari Appoints Orji Ogbonnaya Orji as NEITI boss by Marvieduke(f): 10:22am On Feb 18
Finally buhari don appoint igbo person so people no go castigate him.

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Re: President Buhari Appoints Orji Ogbonnaya Orji as NEITI boss by ionsman: 10:22am On Feb 18
Cow

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Re: President Buhari Appoints Orji Ogbonnaya Orji as NEITI boss by ChizzyBuna(m): 10:22am On Feb 18
How Kidnapping Terrorist Behave
Pablo Escobar had what they call
"No Kidnapping Ransom Policy"

It means if any of his guys were kidnapped, Nobody will never pay a random
Here is why

Paying huge Ransom will make the kidnappers feel what they did was profitable. So it encourages them to do more kidnapping.
Now when govt pay these northern terrorist Ransom of 50 million.
A. This gives terrorist more option to upgrade their weapons
B. This makes them feel like going for another kidnapping since the first one gave them millions.
C. They buy new weapons for their next operation.

The more you pay kidnappers Ransom, they more they feel their business is working smoothly.

If you refuse to pay, these kidnappers will not have money to buy new weapons or have the zeal to go for another operation.
You see how after govt paid them the first time, after flexing that money
They said o boy we need to chop govt another millions. So they go to school and kidnap those boys again.
Paying Ransom only encourages them to continue cashing out.
Putin has the solution for these terrorist
He said " Only brutal force and death is what these terrorist deserve. None of them deserve Ransom. Even if it means that their captives die, no Ransom.
This will discourage kidnappers when they know that nothing will make u pay Ransom

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Re: President Buhari Appoints Orji Ogbonnaya Orji as NEITI boss by ekobami: 10:22am On Feb 18
Have Never Heard Of This Organization.

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Re: President Buhari Appoints Orji Ogbonnaya Orji as NEITI boss by etrouble: 10:23am On Feb 18
Useless Cow, next time he should give such useless position to his blood sucking vampire brothers.

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Re: President Buhari Appoints Orji Ogbonnaya Orji as NEITI boss by Prodeegee(m): 10:23am On Feb 18
Lmao. Whining of the highest order �
Re: President Buhari Appoints Orji Ogbonnaya Orji as NEITI boss by Offpoint1: 10:23am On Feb 18
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Re: President Buhari Appoints Orji Ogbonnaya Orji as NEITI boss by Sijo01(f): 10:23am On Feb 18
After thought by buhari after sideling the region on service chief appointment. grin

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Re: President Buhari Appoints Orji Ogbonnaya Orji as NEITI boss by DoctorDree(m): 10:23am On Feb 18
Na everyday this one dey appoint.........

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Re: President Buhari Appoints Orji Ogbonnaya Orji as NEITI boss by apolonius(m): 10:23am On Feb 18
He has been around for awhile and paid his dues. Wishing him success!

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Re: President Buhari Appoints Orji Ogbonnaya Orji as NEITI boss by RealLordZeus(m): 10:23am On Feb 18
Orji writes its popular column “Amaikpe”.
NwaAmaikpe, Are you the one?
BTW, Buhari be like, this easterners always complain of marginalization, oya take amm

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Re: President Buhari Appoints Orji Ogbonnaya Orji as NEITI boss by Randy100: 10:23am On Feb 18
Aros news was what I grew up reading then. I don old.
Re: President Buhari Appoints Orji Ogbonnaya Orji as NEITI boss by mike404(m): 10:24am On Feb 18
angry
Re: President Buhari Appoints Orji Ogbonnaya Orji as NEITI boss by lekki1444: 10:24am On Feb 18
grin nidigbo, buhari haf appoint ya kinsman is time to start supporting buhari grin

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Re: President Buhari Appoints Orji Ogbonnaya Orji as NEITI boss by Rahkman: 10:24am On Feb 18
grin
Re: President Buhari Appoints Orji Ogbonnaya Orji as NEITI boss by emmabest2000(m): 10:24am On Feb 18
Damage control

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Re: President Buhari Appoints Orji Ogbonnaya Orji as NEITI boss by Lola45: 10:24am On Feb 18
Good appointments
Re: President Buhari Appoints Orji Ogbonnaya Orji as NEITI boss by Dangrace01: 10:25am On Feb 18
Okay

Re: President Buhari Appoints Orji Ogbonnaya Orji as NEITI boss by BoneTackle: 10:25am On Feb 18
Eminently qualified.

Very famous political cum international relations reporter/journalist those days when watching NTA as a kid was interesting
Re: President Buhari Appoints Orji Ogbonnaya Orji as NEITI boss by clockwisereport: 10:25am On Feb 18
nwa Amaikpe

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Re: President Buhari Appoints Orji Ogbonnaya Orji as NEITI boss by fergie001: 10:26am On Feb 18
Where is kalu61?....Comman see ya Uncle oooo
Re: President Buhari Appoints Orji Ogbonnaya Orji as NEITI boss by Maxchu: 10:26am On Feb 18
lekki1444:
grin nidigbo, buhari haf appoint ya kinsman is time to start supporting buhari grin
. grin cheesy cheesy

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Re: President Buhari Appoints Orji Ogbonnaya Orji as NEITI boss by wellmax(m): 10:26am On Feb 18
NLders will be looking at his name and ethnicity instead of ability and competence.
Re: President Buhari Appoints Orji Ogbonnaya Orji as NEITI boss by LLSAINT(m): 10:26am On Feb 18
Clap for buhari.....

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