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Osinbajo, Sanwo-Olu for gas industry conference

Osinbajo, Sanwo-Olu for gas industry conference
February 22
18:40 2021

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, are among dignitaries expected to speak at the Nigerian Gas Association (NGA) its 12th biennial international conference.


The two-day virtual event will hold on February 25 and February 26, 2021.

This year’s edition, themed: “Powering Forward: Enabling Nigeria’s Industrialisation via Gas”, will feature industry experts who will discuss pertinent issues towards the actualisation of a gas-powered economy.

The virtual event will cover sectorial topics such as sustainable funding and policies improvement that currently impact on the possibilities of attaining optimal gas production, transportation, distribution and adoption, whilst charting the way forward, towards economic stability and buoyancy via gas.


Speaking during the announcement of the event, Audrey Joe-Ezigbo (pictured), NGA’s president, said the conference’s objective is to project and leverage the potential of gas towards enabling and reinvigorating Nigeria’s industrial sector.

“Riding on the declaration by Timipre Sylva, minister of state for petroleum resources, to dedicate the new decade to the promotion and adoption of natural gas as the fuel of choice for national growth, it has become imperative for the association to reinforce this paradigm, leveraging its benefits across diverse key sectors in Nigeria and across Africa,” Joe-Ezigbo said.

“Given the intrinsic value and overarching importance of gas towards economy recovery, prosperity and stability, the 12th biennial conference — Multilogues II, aims to identify the sector potentials and opportunities for local and international stakeholders, provide a holistic industry outlook from leaders across leading sectors of the economy, and proffer sustainable and actionable solutions towards actualising a gas-powered economy.


“This year’s theme and sub-themes were meticulously selected to initiate robust conversations addressing both general and sector-specific issues including exploring funding opportunities, promoting innovation, unlocking new frontiers, and sustaining policy involvement and formulations towards projecting the gas sector as one capable of powering the Nigeria economy forward.”

Confirmed speakers for the conference include: Joe Kang, president of International Gas Union (IGU); Simbi Wabote, executive secretary of Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB); Hadiza Bala Usman, managing director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).

Others are: Tony Attah, managing director/chief executive officer (CEO) of Nigeria LNG (NLNG); Mike Sangster, CEO of Total E&P Nigeria; Roger Thompson Brown, CEO of Seplat Petroleum Development Company; and Osagie Okunbor, managing director of Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC).

NGA said the conference will also feature the inauguration of newly elected executives and award presentation to outstanding individuals and corporates for their significant contributions to the association.



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