The chairman of the Independent Petroleum Producers Group(IPPG), Abdulrazaq Isa, has assured that his leadership will bring huge transformation to the Nigeria’s oil and gas sector.
Isa, said he will introduce measures through key innovative solutions to help the government realise its transformation agenda in the industry
As incoming chairman, he applauded his predecessor, Mr. Ademola Adeyemi-Bero who was the pioneer Chairman of the Group from July 2015, having served two terms.
He said Ademola-Bero promoted the group by putting in an excellent shift during his tenure as IPPG chairman.
The governance council of the IPPG, had earlier ratified the appointment of Isa as the new IPPG Chairman effective from July 1, 2021.
Isa, promised to take IPPG to greater heights and solicited the support of members to ensure IPPG remains at the forefront of developing the Nigerian petroleum industry.
He also noted that due to changing industry dynamics and key industry reforms, it was imperative for IPPG to remain well positioned in order to contribute to the growth and development of the Nigerian petroleum industry by playing a leading role in meeting the cardinal priorities of the administration’s agenda for industry.
The first leadership transition and hand-over event, since the establishment of the IPPG , took place on the 29th of June, 2021 at the Waltersmith Head-Office in Ikoyi, Lagos, which had in attendance members of the IPPG Board of Trustees and Governance Council.
The outgoing Chairman of IPPG, Ademola Adeyemi-Bero, used the occasion to express his sincere appreciation to IPPG members for the confidence reposed in him and their support throughout his tenure as Chairman of the Group.
“A healthy and vibrant oil and gas sector remains critical for the development of Nigeria and progressive indigenous producers are best placed to ensure greater linkages between the upstream oil and gas industry and the wider Nigerian Economy’’, Ademola Adeyemi-Bero said in his remarks.
On his part, Isa said: ’IPPG remains committed to working collaboratively with all stakeholders in nurturing a petroleum industry that can take its rightful place in the global space’’.
Dr Layi Fatona, a member of the IPPG Board of Trustees, thanked the outgoing chairman, noting that, under his tenure, IPPG achieved many significant achievements due to his hardwork and commitment to the growth and development of the Nigerian petroleum sector.