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African Energy Ministers to storm Abuja for NIPS 2020

Top African Energy Ministers will storm the Nigeria International Petroleum Summit (NIPS) holding next week in Abuja .

The theme “Widening the integration circle: technology, knowledge, sustainability, partnership,” is quite apt considering the presence of the African Ministers at the summit.

Some of the African Energy Ministers who have confirmed their attendance include  Noel Mboumba, Minister of Oil, Gas and Hydrocarbons, Gabon;  Foumakoye Gado, Minister of Petroleum, Republic of Niger; Mike Sangster,  Mustapha Sanalla, Libya Minister of Petroleum and Chairman of NOC and  Jean-Marc Thystere, Minister of Hydrocarbon, Republic of Congo.

“It has been our tradition from inception. We gather the best brains and key policy makers from across the continent to chart the way forward and posit strategies for the management of Africa’s huge hydrocarbon resources,” says James Shindi, Managing Director of Brevity Anderson, the event producer.

Also expected at the summit are H.E Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, Secretary-General, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC);  Mahaman Laouan Gaya, Secretary-General, African Petroleum Producers’ Organisation (APPO);  Sun Xiansheng, Secretary-General, International Energy Forum (IEF) amongst other reputable international stakeholders.

The summit which will be declared open by His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, with the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources,   Timipre Sylva as chief host, will also feature key industry players from Nigeria’s oil and gas sector which include Tony Attah, Managing Director, Nigeria LNG Limited; Osagie Okunbor, Managing Director, SPDC/Chairman, Shell Companies in Nigeria; Michael Sangster-Managing Director & Chief Executive, Total E&P Nigeria Limited (TEPNG); Paul McGrath, Managing Director, Exxonmobil; Simbi K. Wabote, Executive Secretary Nigeria Content Development & Monotoring Board (NCDMB); Mele Kolo Kyari, Group Managing Director, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

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