President Muhammadu Buhari has named Waziri Adio, a former colleague of mine at Thisday newspapers, as the new Executive Executive Secretary of Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI). He once served as Director of Communications, NEITI, from May 2007 to June 2008
Adio publishes Metrolope magazine. 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 2007 when he left to.
Adio graduated with a B.Sc (Mass Communication) from the University of Lagos in 1992, and obtained M.Sc (Journalism) from Columbia University, New York in 1999. He also holds a masters degree in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA, 2009.
It is hoped that Adio will bring fresh perspectives to how NEITI captures the rot in corporate governance and helps government rid itself of such rot while balancing that with the need to interface correctly with the Nigerian public and the entire world whose radar currently is on Buhari and Nigeria.