FEBRUARY 4TH - 8TH 2019
STORIES: With Great Influence Comes Great Responsibility

Petra Akinti Onyegbule

Petra Akinti Onyegbule

Chief Press Secretary, Office of the Executive Governor,
Kogi State

Petra Akinti Onyegbule is the Chief Press Secretary to the Executive Governor of Kogi State, Nigeria. before her appointment into government, she was Founder and Executive Director of the Tiny Beating Hearts Initiative, a charity committed to the reduction of neonatal mortality with a special focus on pre-term births. A graduate of Sociology from Kogi State University, Ayungba, she has had over ten years career in the development sector, which has seen her working with such influential organisations as the Justice, Peace and Development Commission of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria, where she was programme Executive, and Credit Bureau Association of Nigeria, an industry development network, where she was Executive Secretary & Advocacy Officer.

Onyegbule is reputed as the first female to hold the office of CPS in any state in northern Nigeria and the second in Nigeria. Prior to her promotion to that position, she was the Senior Special Assistant to the same governor on New Media. She is also a prolific blogger and political activist.