Tuesday, February 23, 2016 9:36 pm
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Waziri Onibiyo Adio, as the Executive Secretary of Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI).
Until his appointment, Mr. Adio was a Communication Consultant and Publisher of Metrolope Magazine. He worked in Tempo/ TheNEWS early in his journalism career. Between 1995 and 2003, he held various editorial positions in Thisday Newspaper and was Special Adviser, Research and Strategy, Office of the Senate President, Federal Republic of Nigeria from August 2003 to October 2004.
He was appointed Communication Specialist by United Nations Development Programme(UNDP) in 2004, a position he held until 2007when he left to serve as Director of Communications, NEITI from May 2007 to June 2008.
Adio graduated with a BSc. (Mass Communication) from the University of Lagos in 1992, and obtained MSc. (Journalism) Degree from Columbia University, New York, United States of America in 1999.
He also holdsa Masters Degree in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA, 2009.
His appointment is with immediate effect.