By Abigael Joshua
The UK-based leadership development firm, TEXEM, has lauded Ekperikpe Ekpo, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources (Gas) for appointing a TEXEM alumnus and engineer, Abel Nsa, as Senior Technical Advisor.
In a statement by TEXEM’s Director of Special Projects, Caroline Lucas, on its website (www.texem.co.uk), she said in the dynamic world of leadership and organisational excellence, few individuals stand out as prominently as Nsa.
“Engr. Abel Nsa’s journey with TEXEM UK has been exceptional, marked by a commitment to continuous learning and a relentless pursuit of excellence.
“Having participated in two of TEXEM’s flagship programmes, “Developing and Leading High-Performance Organizations for Superlative Results” in July 2018 and “Winning in Turbulent Times” held in July 2023, Engr. Nsa has exemplified the qualities that define authentic strategic leadership.
“His repeat participation in TEXEM’s programmes demonstrates his embrace of a growth mindset and illustrious pursuit of lifelong learning, which are quintessential requirements for thriving as a leader,” Lucas said.
She said that with a career spanning over 25 years in the public service, Nsa’s trajectory has been remarkable.
“He embarked on his professional journey in 1996 at the Department of Petroleum Resources, starting as Engineer – 1, and progressing through various roles.
“The roles included Senior Engineer, Principal Engineer, and Assistant Chief Engineer in the Engineering & Standards Division.
“Also as the Senior Technical Adviser to the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Commission Chief Executive from October 2021 to May 2022,” Lucas said.
She said that Nsa provided strategic advisory services on industry issues, spearheaded high-impact industry engagements, and represented the Chief Executive at conferences.
“In his role as Head/Assistant Director at the Department of Petroleum Resources from January 1994 to October 2021, he facilitated the development of marginal fields.
“He administered domestic gas supply obligations and delivered the Gas Transportation Network Code, contributing to optimising the DPR’s service delivery and regulatory impact analyses on critical policies.
“A graduate of Chemical Engineering from the prestigious University of Lagos in 1991, Engr. Nsa further honed his expertise with double master’s degrees in Chemical Engineering and Natural Gas Engineering from the University of Lagos and Texas A&M University in 1998 and 2008, respectively,” Lucas said.
Nsa’s commitment to professional standards is evident through his certification as a Registered Engineer of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria.
Also, he holds the esteemed title of Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers.
Nsa is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers.
His multidimensional approach to the industry is further demonstrated by his membership in the Nigerian Gas Association.
Nsa’s contributions to the industry were recognised with an Award for his significant role in the successful launch of the Nigerian Gas Transportation Network Code by the Nigerian Gas Association in April 2023.
Before assuming his role as Senior Technical Advisor to the Minister, Nsa was the Director of the National Oil & Gas Excellence Centre from May 2022.
While congratulating Nsa, TEXEM UK’s founder, Nigerian-born Dr Alim Abubakre, said the appointee’s dedication to service is commendable and crucial in fostering good governance, paving the way for impactful nation-building initiatives.
“Please embrace this role as a profound opportunity to leave an enduring legacy. Your commitment to excellence will undoubtedly contribute to the greater good, elevating the service standards of humanity.
“You can weave a narrative of positive change and enduring impact in your new position.
“Your strategic leadership will be instrumental in steering the course towards a future marked by integrity and progress in the oil and gas industry and, by extension, Nigeria,” Abubakre said.
He said that in celebrating Engr. Nsa’s accomplishments, TEXEM UK, celebrates the spirit of continuous learning, resilience, and leadership that it aims to instil in every participant. (NAN) (www.nannews.ng)
Edited by Razak Owolabi