African energy ministers to meet Private Sector players at NIPS to discuss key oil and gas projects in the continent


By Ndubuisi Micheal Obineme

From 19th – 23rd February 2018, Africa ministers in charge of petroleum and energy, chief executives and senior level directors of major oil, gas and indigenous companies will meet in Abuja at the Nigeria International Petroleum Summit (NIPS), to discuss key oil and gas projects in the African continent.

Honorable Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, said the summit will present new technological breakthroughs, bid rounds, bid sign-off, major contract signing with other developmental and economic diversification initiatives.

Nigeria International Petroleum Summit (NIPS) will showcase the major industry opportunities available to investors, indigenous and international oil companies, as well as the practical steps to be taken to maximize the prospects – both in the short and long term.

NIPS will also provide an insight into Nigeria’s Gas reserves which have remained largely untapped, the country is expected to make a shift towards becoming a major producer and exporter of Gas which the summit provides an excellent business environment to interact, cross-pollinate ideas and to make deals happen, regulation surrounding natural gas contracts and how new legislation will unlock potential opportunities in the industry.

2018 highlighted speakers include:

 E. Muhammadu Buhari, President, Federal Republic of Nigeria

  • E. Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, Honourable Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • Maikanti Baru, Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation
  • Modecia Ladan, Director, Department of Petroleum Resources, Nigeria
  • Simbi Wabote, Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board
  • Bello Aliyu Gusau, Executive Secretary, Petroleum Technology Development Fund
  • Ahmed Bobboi, Executive Secretary, Petroleum Equalisation Fund

Official opening of the summit will done by His Excellency, H.E. Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, who will welcome other high level delegates and will deliver a keynote address.

The summit is organized by Messrs Brevity Anderson Consortium. The event organizer has invited private sector players to attend and make the most of the opportunity to access and do business with the key industry stakeholders in Nigeria and the African region.

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