Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu and his counterpart in the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, are expected to make key policy statements on government’s plans for the economy, especially in the oil, gas and power sectors respectively at the 2017 Association of Energy Correspondents of Nigeria’s (NAEC) Annual Conference in Lagos.
The conference, with the theme “PIGB: Prospects and Challenges to Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry will hold at the Banquet hall of Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos, by 9am.
A statement by NAEC’s General Secretary, Mr. Tunde Dodondawa, stated that this year’s conference will have three panel sessions. The first session is titled: “Optimimizing Local Refining Capacity: Opportunities and Challenges.”
While the second panel session is titled: “Implications of the Bill to Amend NLNG Act”, while the third panel session is titled: “Power Sector and Liquidity Challenge.”
Captains of industry, legislators, as well as other stakeholders in the petroleum and power sector will be in attendance.
The Keynote address and the lead paper will be delivered by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu while the Chairman of the Conference is the Group Managing Director (GMD), AITEO Production and Development Company Limited, Dr. Chike Onyejekwe.
The Guest Speakers are; Fashola and the Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Kachalla Baru.
“Stakeholders in the oil and gas and power sectors, including International Oil Companies (IOCs), downstream oil and gas operators, independent producers, managers of the privatised power assets and other stakeholders, would also be at the conference to proffer solutions to issues to be discussed.