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Environmentalist, Activism Mentor & Attorney


TEDxPortHarcourt 2018

Iniruo is a lawyer with combined experience in public service, private legal practice, consulting and development advocacy.

He is a partner in the Port Harcourt-based law firm of Ntephe, Smith and Wills and maintains a strong interest in public governance and development issues. He is currently the President of the Ijaw Professionals Association (Homeland Chapter, covering Rivers, Delta and Bayelsa States) and Legal Adviser of the Nembe Se Congress where he also served as Chairman of the Strategy and Analysis Committee.

Mr. Wills worked closely with the management of the Niger Delta Development Commission for close to a decade, as Special Assistant to the Managing Director (earlier on Executive Director, Finance and Administration) of the Commission.

He has served as Commissioner for Environment in Bayelsa State from April 2014 to February 2016, after an earlier two-year stint as Special Adviser to the Governor on Environment.

Lately, he as co-Convener has joined in promoting a platform, G24 Embasara Foundation, to be dedicated to the improvement of public governance, leadership and conscientious citizenship, focusing on Bayelsa State for a start. Though still in its formative stages, the Group has worked with other concerned bodies to develop a draft Code of Ethics, Leadership and Governance.