Budget Office of the Federation
Dr Bright Okogu has been Director General, Budget Office of the Federation since December 2007. His previous positions include Senior Economist, IMF, Washington, DC, Senior Operations Officer at the OPEC Fund and Market Analyst, OPEC Secretariat in Vienna, Austria. He served as Special Adviser to the Minister of Finance (2004 to 2007) and was also the pioneer Executive Secretary of Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI). As a Special Adviser to the Finance Minister, he played a key role in the Economic Team in the formulation and implementation of the economic reform program that culminated in the debt relief. Dr Okogu holds BSc and MSc degrees in Economics from the London School of Economics, and a Doctorate degree in Economics from the University of Oxford.