Waziri Adio, former executive secretary of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI), and Patrick Okigbo III, the policy analyst, are set to hold a discourse on transforming the public sector.


Okigbo is the founder of Nextier, a public policy advisory firm and think-tank, focused on improving governance and development outcomes in Africa.

In a statement sent to TheCable Lifestyle, the writer and social entrepreneur said the conversation would take place on Sunday at Kikuyu Close, off Nairobi Crescent, Wuse 2 in Abuja.

According to him, the discussion would be based on ‘Getting Things Done’, part three of Adio’s latest memoir, ‘The Arc of the Possible’.


Okigbo said the conversation has become imperative in the wake of growing calls for improved service delivery from the government to enhance citizens’ quality of life.

He said the discourse would also address why some cross-over professionals (COPs) deployed from private into public sectors usually do not succeed.

“Waziri and I will use the book to explore the opportunities and challenges of transforming public sector organisations. We will get into the nuts and bolts of the issues because it demands way more than passion,” the statement read.


To join the session physically, interested participants are expected to register here. Those who wish to attend virtually can also register here.

In ‘The Arc of the Possible’, Adio chronicles his days in office at NEITI and the hurdles he faced trying to stay true to his values.

The memoir, published by Cable Books, has 25 chapters spanning five sections and nearly 300 pages.


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