Tinubu to Present Maiden Address to Local, International Oil Industry Stakeholders at Energy Summit

Tinubu to Present Maiden Address to Local, International Oil Industry Stakeholders at Energy Summit

Peter Uzoho

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been scheduled to address a mammoth audience made up of local and international players and stakeholders in the oil and gas industry, financial institutions, and relevant government agencies when he delivers his maiden keynote address at the forthcoming 2024 edition of the Nigeria International Energy Summit (NIES) in Abuja.

The event scheduled to take place at the International Conference Centre (ICC), Abuja, begins from February 26 to March 1, 2024, has as its theme: “Navigating the New Energy World Order: Security, Transition, and Finance.”

According to the event organiser, Brevity Anderson, the summit would be graced by the esteemed presence of Tinubu, who would deliver the keynote address, noting that the president’s participation was expected to not only elevate Nigeria’s standing in the global energy community but also foster collaborations that transcend geographical boundaries.

Other top dignitaries that would be participating and gracing the important international summit include the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources (Gas), Hon. Ekperikpe Ekpo, who has been scheduled to present the Gas Industry Address, while his counterpart for oil, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, would deliver the Oil Industry Address at the occasion.

The event organiser stated that internationally acclaimed speakers expected at the forum included the Secretary General of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Haitham Al Ghais; and Secretary General of African Petroleum Producers Organisation (APPO), Dr. Omar Farouk Ibrahim.

Others are the Secretary General of Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), Eng. Mohamed Hamel; and Secretary General of the International Energy Forum (IEF), Joseph McMonigle among others.

However, from the Nigerian oil and gas industry in particular, the statement listed some of the distinguished speakers to include the Chairman of the Independent Petroleum Producers Group (IPPG) and Waltersmith Group, Mr. Abdulrazaq Isa; Chairman of Shell Companies in Nigeria and Oil Producers Trade Section (OPTS), Mr. Osagie Okunbor; and Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Brittania-U, Mrs. Uju Ifejika.

Other notable speakers at the event include the Group Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL), Mallam Mele Kyari; Managing Director, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited (SNEPCo), Mrs. Elohor Aiboni; and the Executive Chairman, Platform Petroleum Limited/Chairman, AA Holdings Limited, Mr. Austin Avuru.

Also among the lineup of speakers at the NIES 2024 are the Chief Executive Officer of TotalEnergies EP Nigeria Limited, Mr. Matthieu Bouyer; Chief Executive Officer of

Exxonmobil Nigeria, Mr. Shane Harris; Group Chief Executive Officer of Oando Plc, Mr. Adewale Tinubu; and Chairman/Managing Director of Chevron Nigeria Limited, Mr. Rick Kennedy among others.

Brevity Anderson explained that the theme of this year’s NIES reflects the imperative for stakeholders in the energy industry to collaboratively address challenges related to security, adapt to the changing energy landscape, and mobilise financial resources for a sustainable and resilient future.

It said the theme encourages discussions and initiatives that contribute to shaping a dynamic and responsible global energy paradigm.

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