Centurion CEO and Executive Chairman of the African Energy Chamber, NJ Ayuk, will lead an industry delegation to Nigeria this week to meet various oil industry players.
According to reports the African Energy Chamber, Ayuk, who arrived Lagos, called for more industry collaboration on key issues pertaining to Nigeria’s oil & gas industry, including local content development, the signing of the Petroleum Industry Bill, the promotion of a better enabling environment for start-ups and SMEs, monetizing gas for domestic use, investing massively in energy infrastructure and building a robust petrochemical industry whilst ensuring that energy security is placed as a high priority agenda by both the Nigerian government and the country’s oil industry.
According to reports, the meeting included the signing of the Petroleum Industry Bill while the Chamber’s delegation notably highlighted the importance for both the government and key stakeholders in the oil industry to immediately collaborate to improve governance and an enabling environment for investment.
The Chamber further recognised the success of Nigeria’s local content development, which has enabled the creation of strong Nigerian exploration, production and services companies that can truly be part of an African content revolution across the continent.
Ayuk also urged them to make an effort to participate in the APPO Cape VII Congress & Exhibition in Malabo on April 1-5 and in the 13th German-African Energy Forum in Hamburg on March 27-28.
He added that the indigenous African companies also need to take advantage of the amazing growth and business opportunities provided by such international platforms.