PHOTOS: Yemi Kale and Waziri Adio celebrated in Lagos for “exemplary service” in Nigeria

Yemi Kale, former statistician general, and Waziri Adio, former executive secretary of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI), were celebrated in Lagos this weekend for exemplary service to the country.

The Nigerian Retail Investors (NRI), a virtual group that also serves as a brain trust with mainly private sector experts with interests in fields as diverse as investment, technology, media, politics and sport, has greeted the meeting and presented them with plaques.

The plaque read: “We celebrate you for your exemplary service, your notable accomplishments and your immense contribution to the growth of our country. Thank you for being a beacon of impact and importance. “

Kale served as the Director General of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) from 2011 to 2021, serving two full terms.

Adio also served a non-renewable five-year term from 2016 to 2021.

The two shared their experiences in government during a session moderated by Rotus Oddiri of Arise News TV, another NRI member founded by Ugo Obi-Chukwu, editor of Nairametrics.

Opening remarks were made by Yomi Fawehinmi, a human resources professional, and Obi-Chukwu while Obi Akisa, a creative industries entrepreneur, offered the toast.

Osita Chidoka, former General Manager of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), was one of the guests at the event held at the Southern Sun Hotel, Ikoyi, Lagos.

The participants are: Hameed Olanrewaju, Adekunle Adebiyi, Wale Okunrinboye, Obinna Azuike,
Odion Aleobua, Nwannebuike Orjiude, Idris Aina, Onome Ohwovoriole, Fiona Ahimie, Legend Adedamola, Enetomhe Otsemobor, Adedamola Adegun, Bethia Idoko, Raphael Yemitan and Elohor Isiakpere.

The others are Chinenye Mba-Uzoukwu, Abraham Durosawo, Tunji Andrews, Ijeoma Uju, Jumoke Olaniyan, Kamilu Omokide, Obinna Azuike, Oluwaseun Smith and Anthony Osae-Brown.

Photos from the event are provided below, courtesy of Modion Communications.

Kale served a record two-term tenure as Nigeria’s Statistician General

Nigeria achieved its best validation ranking by the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) under Adio’s leadership at NEITI

Chidoka and Asika, who offered the toast

Aleobua, Obi-Chukwu, Adio, Chidoka and Fawehinmi at dinner

NRI is a virtual group and brain trust made up primarily of private sector experts with interests in fields as diverse as investment, technology, media, politics and sport.

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