NAEC Conference: Kachikwu, Fashola, Maikanti To Address Energy Challenges

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The minister of state for petroleum resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, and his counterpart, the minister of power, works and housing, Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola, have confirmed their attendance to the forthcoming annual conference of the National Association of Energy Correspondents (NAEC) in Lagos.
The conference which is held annually will bring together stakeholders in the oil and gas industry, including captains of industries and leading private sector chief executive officers, to deliberate on burning issues confronting the nation’s oil and gas industry.
Kachikwu, while confirming his participation during a courtesy visit by the executives of the National Association of Energy Correspondents (NAEC) led by the chairman, Mr Yusuf Tunis, said that he is looking forward to addressing oil and gas stakeholders and participants at the conference.
The conference with the theme “Low Oil Price: Impacts and the way Forward” will be held in Lagos today. The sub-themes include “Attracting Investment in Nigeria’s Oil and Gas Sector” with emphasis on “Gas-to-Power: Challenges and Opportunities.” The lead paper and the keynote address will be delivered by Kachikwu while Fashola and the group managing director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Maikanti Baru, will present papers as guest speakers.
Stakeholders in the oil and gas and power sectors, including 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. These stakeholders, including captains of industry and other industry chief executives as well as the lawmakers, are expected to brainstorm on the ways to attract investment into the oil and gas sector considering the impacts of low oil price regime in Nigeria. They will also brainstorm on finding a lasting solution to the challenges of gas-to-power.
The conference is expected to provide a veritable platform for the government and the industry operators to rub minds on the ways to address the energy challenges confronting the country.Confirmed speakers include the deputy managing director, Nigeria LNG Limited, Mr Sanders Mai-Bornu; head, Energy Research, Ecobank Plc, Mr Dolapo Oni; managing director, Chevron Nigeria Limited, Mr Clay Neff; chairman, Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN), Mr Akin Akinfemiwa; chief executive officer, Financial Derivatives Company Limited, Mr Bismarck Rewane; director-general, West African Institute For Financial and Economic Management (WAIFEM), Prof Akpan H. Ekpo; executive secretary, Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), Mrs Sotonye Iyoyo; director-general, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Mr Muda Yusuf,  and group executive director, Dangote Refinery, Mr D.V.G Edwin.
Others include the group executive director, Power and Gas, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr Saidu Mohammed; chairman, Geometric Power Ltd, Prof Barth Nnaji; managing director, Frontier Oil Limited, Mr Dada Thomas; managing director, Oando Gas-to-Power, Mr Bolaji Osusanya; chief executive officer, Eko Electricity Distribution Company, Dr Oladele Amoda; executive director, Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED), Mr Sunday Olurotimi Oduntan,  acting managing director, Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NPDHC), Mr Chiedu Ugbo, and director-general, Bureau of Public Enterprise (BPE), Dr Vincent Onome Akpotaire.

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