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Energy ministers, NNPC boss, others to speak at NAEC conference

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Nigeria’s energy ministers, Ekperikpe Ekpo, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources (Gas), Heineken Lokpobiri, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources (Oil), Gabriel Tanimu Aduda, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum Resources, among others, will lead discussions at an oil conference organised by a group of energy reporters in Nigeria.

The event which will be held on October 05, 2023 at Eko Hotel and Suites, will share insights, and learnings, as well as provide the very best peer-reviewed analysis on opportunities to the already dwindling investments in Nigeria’s energy sector.

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With the theme: ‘Nigeria’s Energy Transition: Enhancing Investment Opportunities and addressing challenges in Oil the and Gas Sector’, the conference will as usual, attract high-powered attendance from across the nation and beyond.

Other speakers expected to share insights are the conference including Gbanga Komolafe, Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Upstream Regulatory Commission, and the Group Chief Executive Officer, the NNPC Ltd, Mele Kyari.

In a release signed by the Public Relations officer of the Association of Energy Correspondents in Nigeria (NAEC), OpeOluwani Akintayo, said this year’s international strategic annual conference, would provide a platform for captains of industry, regulators, lawmakers, and other stakeholders to meet and deliberate on issues affecting the smooth operations of the energy industry, growth, prospects and opportunities.

Speaking about the conference; chairman of the association Olu Phillips explained that this year’s conference promises a unique touch of expertise contributions on how Nigeria can bring to bear its energy transition plan set for 2060.

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“Nigeria has pledged to reach net zero by 2060, ten years behind that of the United Nations. However, as the clock keeps ticking, not much is being done towards achieving this transition in terms of investments. This is the time stakeholders should begin to talk seriously, make plans, policies and execute them,” he said.

Topics for panel sessions include Energy Transition, PIA, Petroleum pricing, and the way forward for the downstream sector and the Power Sector: X-raying Issues, Challenges, Opportunities and finding Solutions.