NNRC Welcomes Appointment of Ogbonnaya Orji as NEITI Boss


Monday, February 22, 2021 / 11:50AM / NNRC/Header Image Credit: Guardian

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The Nigeria Natural Resource Charter (NNRC) a not-for-profit advocacy organization that supports the extractive industry, government, civil society, and citizens to efficiently harness Nigeria's natural resources has welcomed the appointment of Dr. Orji Ogbonnaya Orji as the new Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI).

 The NNRC believes that the choice of Dr. Orji was a natural one given the milestones achieved by the present management of NEITI and ongoing efforts by the organization to help in repositioning Nigeria's extractive.

Dr. Orji, according to the NNRC is a competent technocrat with knowledge of the extractive sector transparency issues and was the Director of Communications and Advocacy at the NEITI before he was tapped for the job of Executive Secretary.

To this end, the NNRC was of the view that the appointment Orji came at the appropriate time and hoped that Orji's tenure would not only build on the existing cordial relationship between the NNRC and NEITI but also would move the relationship to new levels as both organizations work intensely to ensure that the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) becomes law within the year.

The NNRC pledged to continue to collaborate with NEITI in areas such as the exchange of information and data, contract transparency, beneficial ownership, creating an enabling environment for the oil and gas industry, and above all in the NNRC's Benchmarking Exercise Report (BER) which evaluates developments in the petroleum sector on a biennially.

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