The Group Managing Director (GMD), of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu will be leading a Federal Government delegation to the annual August conference of the National Association of Energy Correspondents (NAEC) holding In Lagos tomorrow Thursday at the prestigious Eko Hotels.
In a statement signed by the Association Chairman, Yunus Yusuf, International Oil Companies (IOCs), Downstream oil and gas operators, independent producers, new owners of the privatised power assets and other stakeholders, would also be at the conference to proffer solutions to issues to be discussed.
The GMD, captains of industry and other industry chief executives as well as the lawmakers, are expected to brainstorm on the ways to address deregulation of the downstream challenges and ways to tackle gas supply challenges in the power sector.
The conference is expected to provide a veritable platform for the government and the industry operators to rub minds on the ways to address energy crisis sustainability towards Nigeria development and the anticipated downstream deregulation transformation and how best to
achieved them for the benefit of all stakeholders and the economy.
The conference will take holistic look at government’s positions and policies in the downstream sub-sector of the oil and gas and power industries and the stand of various key stakeholders on these policies as well as the way forward.
The chairman said Dr Kachikwu would deliver the keynote address and
also present the lead paper.
He said that this year’s conference is segmented into two technical
sessions, with the main theme: “Energy Crisis and Sustainable
Development in Nigeria; The Way Forward”.
The Sub-themes are as follows: “Deregulation: A key To Sustainable
Development in the Oil and Gas Sector” and “Tackling Gas Supply
Challenges to Arrest Power Crisis”.
Discussants at the conference include the President Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Former Minister of Power and Chairman of Geometric Power Ltd., Prof Bart Nnaji, Kaztec Engineering Limited, Mr John Neizner, Dr Ransome Owen, Group Managing Director, Aiteo Power, Special Adviser on Gas to Chinedu Nebo, Dr Frank Edozie, Managing
Director,/Chief Executive Officer, Egbin Power, Mr. Dallas M. Peavey,
Chairman of NERC, Dr. Sam Amadi, Chief Executive Officer, Frontier
Oil, Thomas Dada, Director-General, Bureau of Public Enterprise (BPE), Benjamin Dikki, Mr Abiodun Ogunleye, Managing Director, PowerCap Nigeria Limited..