The Secretary General of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Mohammed Barkindo and the Group Director General of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) will lead the discussions on the energy transition during the 2021 edition of the Association of Energy Correspondents of Nigeria (NAEC) annual conference.
On the theme ‘PIA: Energy Transition and the Future of Nigeria’s Oil and Gas’, this year’s conference to be held on November 2, 2021 at Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, aims to attract global players in the industry, as well as the country’s political decision-makers.
According to a statement by NAEC President Olu Phillips, “Another major objective of the conference is to intensify discussions on the recently passed Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) and the future of the country’s energy sector.
“Recall that the Federal Government of Nigeria has declared 2021 to 203 ‘A Decade of Gas’. In view of this, the conference will give government and industry actors the opportunity to explain to Nigerians and the world; the expected benefits of a gas-powered economy. ”
He assured all stakeholders of a solid and balanced discourse, as the country advances with its energy transition plan and the implementation of the PIA.
The NAEC annual conference has become a flagship event that attracts industry stakeholders, policy makers and civil society groups.
Barkindo is the honorary chairman of the Special Conference, while Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Timipre Sylva will deliver the special ministerial speech, while Kyari is expected to deliver the opening speech.
Other speakers expected at the conference include: CEOs of DPR, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Total, Shell, Seplat, Addax, Oando, Ikeja Electric, Aiteo, NIMASA, NPA, SON and other stakeholders. Due to COVID-19 restrictions still in effect, the conference would be held in person and virtually.