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NNPC backs Orji’s appointment as NEITI Executive Secretary

The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing Dr. Orji Ogbonnaya Orji, as the Executive Secretary of Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI).
 Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, NNPC, Dr. Kennie Obateru, in a statement on Friday morning said the Corporation welcomed Dr. Orji’s appointment with delight.
 Obateru, quoted the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari, as applauding President Muhammadu Buhari for the wonderful decision of appointing Dr. Orji as the Executive Secretary of NEITI to continue the massive reforms currently in progress in the oil and gas industry.
Mallam Kyari who described Dr. Orji as “a competent technocrat, EITI expert and resource governance  professional”, noted that Orji has been deeply involved in NEITI and NNPC engagements on reforms of the oil and gas industry over the past decade and that the appointment was most timely. 
Kyari added that as a supporting company of the EITI at the international level, NNPC was “ready to sustain its collaboration with NEITI under Dr. Orji’s leadership in the key areas of the agency’s industry audit process, exchange of information and data, commodity trading, contract transparency, beneficial ownership, mainstreaming and overall oil and gas industry reforms under the EITI/NEITI framework”. 
He expressed optimism that Dr. Orji would help consolidate the gains so far achieved by the NNPC-NEITI Joint Committee on Remediation set up to ensure speedy implementation of all the findings and  recommendations contained in NEITI Independent Audit Reports of the oil and gas industry.

Written by ExpressDay

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