Professor Humphrey Assisi Asobie
Head, Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)
Focus: Eliminating Markets for Public Office, Building a Reform Team and Staff
Keywords: , financial reform, capacity building, transparency, corruption, training, staff performance, recruitment, dispute resolution, donor relations, communications, timing of reform, constituency building, coalition management, reconstruction, decentralization, spoilers, Staffing reform
Interviewer(s): Tumi Magketla
Country of Reform: Nigeria
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Date: Wed Sep 2 2009
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At the time of this interview, Professor Humphrey Assisi Asobie was head of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) for Nigeria. He has been involved in the program since 2004 as the head of Transparency in Nigeria, representing civil society at EITI. Prior to his role at EITI he was President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities in Nigeria as well as Vice President and subsequently President of Transparency Nigeria. Upon his appointment as Chairman of EITI in Nigeria in 2008, he stopped being a representative of civil society and began representing Nigeria.