20 African Oil Ministers, Top OPEC Members To Headline Nigeria’s International Petroleum Summit 

Yemisi Izuora 

As a demonstration to the pledges made at the maiden edition of the Nigeria International Petroleum Summit (NIPS) held earlier in the year in Abuja, over 20 African oil ministers and various heads of delegation including members and non-OPEC member countries have confirmed to attend the 2nd edition of the African focus strategic conference and exhibition for the petroleum sector scheduled to hold from 27th to 30th January 2019 at the International Conference Centre,Abuja Nigeria.

According to Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu the President of African Petroleum Producers Association (APPO) and doubling as the Nigeria Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, the Nigeria International Petroleum Summit (NIPS2019) will be Africa’s largest and most definitive platform, not just for Nigeria, but also for Africa to engage the global energy, oil and gas community.

The NIPS2019 will be welcoming estimated 1,000 international attendees and exhibiting country pavilions such as United States of America; Norway; India, Russia; China among others. 

Further highlighting the significant of the petroleum summit, the President of the African Petroleum Producers Association (APPO) said, at NIPS2019, we shall be deepening collaboration by having a session to look into the historic agreement and declaration of cooperation between oil producing countries and its present and future impact on the continent increased appetite to energy and power demands.

The Nigeria International Petroleum Summit (NIPS): An African Petroleum and Business Conference (APTBC) is the official Federal Government of Nigeria industry event and is organized by the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources and all its parastatals including the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC); Nigerian Content Development Management Board(NCDMB) and Department of Petroleum Resources(DPR) et cetera.

It would be recalled that, the Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru said at the opening of the NIPS2018, that NIPS is long overdue. And it will henceforth be the most important platform for the industry and ultimate meeting place between key Nigerian and African political decision-makers, government officials as well as directors and specialists from the petroleum ministry, NNPC, African IOCs, multilateral organizations and the academia including relevant stakeholders to collaborate at the highest levels for petroleum policy decisions Africa-wide and its entire economy.

As a recognized government of Nigeria official international platform and the key event in the continent of Africa oil and gas industry, NIPS2019 summit will provide a comprehensive picture for leaders and investors in the natural gas and petroleum market and affirm what we can achieve as a continent in the changing world of oil and gas in the next decade.

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