At the Nigerian Oil and Gas Core Strategic Investors’ meeting which held recently in Atlanta, United States of America, the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Ibe Kachikwu; Dr Louis Ekere, Chief Executive Officer, Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Limited, an indigenous oil and gas company; and Engr. Simbi Wabote, the Executive Secretary of Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), among other Oil & Gas stakeholders were specially recognised.
For Kachikwu, the standing ovation that greeted his presentation which was focused on the strides and successes being made in the oil and gas sector.
Wabote, also delivered a presentation about the NCDMB’s role in the oil and gas sector, the role President Muhammadu Buhari, who also doubles as the substantive Minister of Petroleum, has played to provide a safe and enabling environment for operators and investors and how the NCDMB had supported the indigenous growth of companies etc.
It was, however, Ekere that got the hall cheering and clapping endlessly.
He dwelt extensively on the gains of the Buhari administration’s economic policies and programmes geared towards shoring up Nigeria’s Foreign Direct Investment and the role the oil and gas sector was playing in this regard.