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Group, monarch task new NEITI boss on sanity in extractive industry

The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdul-Rasheed Olawale Akanbi‎ has‎ congratulated the‎ Iwo-born Communication Consultant, ex-editor at ThisDay Newspaper and Publisher of Metropole‎, Mr. Waziri Adio,‎ over his appointment as the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) by President Muhammadu Buhari.

This comes on the heels of the advice by a group of professionals from the area, under the aegis of The Vision Group, to Adio on service delivery, saying this could only stand the new appointee out in the midst of other appointees of the President.

The Vision Group said the extractive industry is crucial to the survival of Nigeria’s economy, saying the problems of the industry have been a major factor of the problems facing the economy.

‎In a statement, the monarch who described Adio as a media guru, praised him for parading very sound and intimidating professional‎ pedigree which he said “positioned him as qualified for the job.”‎

Oluwo, in his congratulatory message to Adio, which was signed by the Palace Spokesman, Prince Dauda Abimbola, said the new appointee had excelled in his chosen field.

“He parades a record ‎which shows commitment to excellence and scholarship. He is obviously one of those who can inspire our youths to greater things. The President has taken the right decision.

“On behalf of my family and the good people of Iwo land, I congratulate our own Waziri Adio‎ for the new appointment”. The stated

In the same vein, a group of professionals from Iwo, The Vision Group, advised Adio to keep up with the tradition of excellence he is known for in his career as a journalist and communicator.

The Vision Group, in its congratulatory message signed by its conveners, Dr. Rafiu Isamotu and Daud Okanlawon, said Nigeria’s extractive industry is the soul of the country’s economy, lamenting that the corruption that had bedeviled the industry over the years is mind blowing.

“This therefore shows that the appointment Adio has now is crucial to the survival of Nigeria and its economy. Corruption in that industry has brought to this level. NEITI, where Adio is to serve as Executive Secretary, the patriotic task of bringing sanity to that industry. We wish him well in this crucial national assignment.”

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