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Layi Fatona recognised with Gas Sector Leadership Awards

Mr Kingsely at NIES

Layi Fatona, executive vice chairman of ND Western Nigeria Limited has been honoured with Excellence in Gas Sector Leadership award by the Nigeria Gas Association (NGA) at the recently held Nigeria International Energy Summit (NIES) in Abuja.

Receiving the award on his behalf, Kingsley Ajie, ND Western’s head of business planning & economics thanked the NGA for recognizing Fatona’s leadership excellence.

“He has indeed paved the way for many of us and it is a great honour for me to receive this award in his stead. Fatona would have loved to be here in person but is unavoidably absent.”

“This award is a testament to Fatona’s years of meritorious service, spanning several decades, and his immense contribution to the growth of Nigeria’s oil and gas sector,” he said.

“It is commendable to see that honour is being given to whom is due. Thank you once again, Fatona is grateful, and we all are proud to associate with the NGA,” he added.

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Fatona, a Petroleum Geologist with more than forty years of oil industry experience is the pioneer chairman of Niger Delta Exploration and Production (NDEP).

He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of Ibadan in 1973 and obtained both the Master of Science and Doctorate degrees in Petroleum Geology and Sedimentology from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London.

NIES is the official industry event of the federal government of Nigeria and the only officially endorsed at the highest level of the Federal Executive Council where both players in the private and public sector within and outside the country gather annually to discuss germane issues affecting the energy industry.

The NGA is the professional body responsible for promoting and protecting the interests of the gas industry in Nigeria.