The outgoing Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI), Zainab Ahmed, on Tuesday handed over the management of the agency to the Director of Communications of the agency, Ogbannaya Orji.
Mrs. Ahmed is one of President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministerial nominees confirmed last week by the Senate.
In her valedictory speech Tuesday, Mrs. Ahmed described her appointment as not a personal recognition, but an acknowledgement of the importance of NEITI’s role in the country.
“The appointment is therefore a key achievement for all of us. It is one of the major impacts of EITI in Nigeria and a positive acknowledgement of the work we have all collectively done in the last five years,” Mrs. Ahmed noted