Nigeria International Energy summit seeks cooperation, collaboration – Official

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By Emmanuella Anokam

The convener of the Nigeria International Energy Summit (NIES) says it is targeting collaboration among stakeholders for energy sustainability.

James Shindi, Chief Executive, Brevity Anderson, consultant to NIES, said to actualise this objective, the NIES 2024 summit, the seventh in the series, would feature a new session tagged the Nigerian Petroleum Producers’ Forum.

Shindin said in a statement on Sunday that the summit would be a platform for industry leaders to address critical challenges and opportunities facing independent energy producers.

He said it would also be an opportunity to share insights and perspectives on navigating the evolving energy landscape.

He said the session had its sub-theme as “Innovation, Collaboration, and Resilience: Empowering Independent Producers in the Dynamic Energy Era.”

He said this innovative platform would empower independent producers and foster a resilient energy landscape for sustainable growth.

Shindi said the session would address the current challenges faced by independent energy producers, actionable strategies to promote innovation, collaboration and resilience among independent producers.

He said it would also explore innovative approaches to enhance the competitiveness and sustainability of energy producers.

He added that it would highlight the importance of collaboration among stakeholders for mutual benefit and identify policy interventions to support independent producers in navigating the dynamic energy era.

According to him, it will make practical inputs for policymakers to formulate supportive policies and regulations for the independent energy sector; sharing best practices and success stories from different regions.

The event will feature many speakers including Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources (Oil) as keynote speaker and Mr Osagie Okunbor, Country Chair/CEO of Shell Companies in Nigeria/Chairman of the Oil Producers Trade Section (OPTS).

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Others are: Mr Gbenga Komolafe, Commission Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission and the Chairman of the Independent Petroleum Producers Group /Waltersmith Group, Mr Abdulrazaq Isa, who will deliver the opening keynote speech. (NAN)(

Edited by Salif Atojoko

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