Waziri Adio has been appointed the executive secretary of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The appointment was announced on Tuesday by the office of the secretary to the government of the federation in a statement signed by Bolaji Adebiyi, the director of press. Adio, who had served as a director of communications at NEITI from 2007 to 2008, is a communication consultant and publisher of Metrolope Magazine. Between 1995 and 2003, he held various editorial positions in THISDAY newspaper.
He left in 2003 to become special adviser, research and strategy, to Adolphus Wabara, who was then senate president. Adio resigned his job in 2004 and joined the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as communication specialist, a position he held till 2007.
He graduated with a BSc in mass communication from the University of Lagos in 1992, and obtained an MSc in journalism from Columbia University, New York,in 1999.
He also earned a master’s degree in public administration from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA, 2009.