Murjanatu Gamawa, has been appointed Country Manager by the global Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) based in Oslo, Norway.
Murjanatu Gamawa is the first Nigerian to be appointed to work with the international Secretariat of the EITI since its inception in 2003.
Murjanatu Gamawa will be responsible for all English and Portuguese (Anglophone/Lusopohone) EITI implementing countries in Africa with specific roles of coordinating, supporting and guiding member countries in these affected African regions on implementation of EITI standards.
Before her appointment with the global EITI, Murjanatu Gamawa was a team leader (Oil and Gas) in the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) Technical Department.
She holds a B.Sc in Geology from University of Maiduguri, Nigeria. She also obtained M.Sc in Petroleum Geosciences from the Imperial College London. In addition, she has an MBA with specialisation in energy management from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. She equally received professional training and certification in petroleum policy and resource management from Petrad foundation based in Norway.
Murjanatu Gamawa began her career in extractive industry in the private sector: Flowline Energy Services based in Lagos; Ramwal House Support Services Ltd Abuja and WesternGeco (Schlumberger) Gatwick, London before she joined the public service with her appointment in NEITI in 2010.
She is a member of the Nigerian Mining and Geoscience Society, the Council of Mining Engineers and Geoscientists (COMEG); American Association of Petroleum Geologists and Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain.
The Executive Secretary of NEITI, Waziri Adio, described the Murjanatu Gamawa’s appointment as well deserved. He conveyed the best wishes of the board, management and staff while urging her to be a good ambassador of Nigeria at the EITI international secretariat.