NEITI Hails Appointment of Chinery as New Regional Director for NRGI

<strong>NEITI Hails Appointment of Chinery as New Regional Director for NRGI</strong>

Emmanuel Addeh in Abuja

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has welcomed the appointment of Nafi Chinery as the new African Regional Director of the Natural Resources Governance Institute (NRGI).

The Executive Secretary of NEITI, Dr Ogbonnaya Orji, in a statement, stated that Chinery’s appointment was an important step towards deepening NRGI operations in the West African sub region in particular and sub-Saharan Africa in general. 

 Chinery, he said, has demonstrated enormous capacity, interest, and passion to addressing some of the gaps that are widening every day on the flow of international aid to sub-Saharan Africa.

“NEITI is quite excited to work with Ms. Chinery in the areas of Opening Extractives, Energy Transition and Climate Change and in promoting gender and environmental rights issues in the extractives. NEITI is also looking forward to ensuring that data from NEITI reports continue to shape the reforms in the extractive sector in Nigeria and within the sub-region,” Orji noted.

NEITI commended the president and the global leadership of the NRGI for its initiative to invest such enormous social and professional trust for indigenous manpower in the African region which were usually overlooked in the past in such appointments.

He advised Chinery to work with partners like NEITI and multi-stakeholders in the EITI countries in Africa to deepen reforms in resource rich countries.

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