Executive Secretary, NEITI
Waziri Adio is the Executive Secretary of The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) which was set up in 2004 to ensure due process, transparency and accountability in payments by the companies and revenue receipts by the federal government. Until his appointment, Mr. Adio was a Communication Consultant and Publisher of 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 2007when he left to serve as Director of Communications, NEITI from May 2007 to June 2008. Adio graduated with a BSc. (Mass Communication) from the University of Lagos in 1992, and obtained MSc. (Journalism) Degree from Columbia University, New York, United States of America in 1999.