The Nigerian Gas Association’s (NGA’s) bi-yearly international gas conference and exhibition has been scheduled for next month.
In a statement, the association said stakeholders would look at issues confronting the gas sector, chart a roadmap for sustainable development of the sub-sector.
NGA’s Publicity Secretary Mr. Debo Fagbami said delegates and exhibitors would not be limited to just gas but would discuss power, pipelines, liquefied natural gas (LNG), infrastructure, engineering, and construction.
The conference will hold from October 30 to November 2 at the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja, Nigeria.
The theme is: “Nigerian gas roadmap and its potential for regional and global influence: Its implementation, challenges, opportunities and new way forward.”
A major feature of this year’s conference and exhibition is the introduction of gas and power forum as open discussions between the governments and private sector.
It is intended to help ensure the government and private sector collaboration at; achieving cost-reflective tariffs and promoting investments to the gas and power sector. It also intends to promote a competitive gas market that will ensure availability and ample gas supply including providing clarity on government’s policy in relation to transmission.
The Minister of Power, Works & Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola will deliver the ministerial address titled: “Powering Nigeria: Consequences on security of supply, infrastructure and Pricing.”
Other are Mr. Austin Avuru, Council Member, NGA and Managing Director, Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc, Dr A. T. Atiku, Managing Director, Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Mr. Michel Puchercos, Group Managing Director, Lafarge Group, Dr Festus Fadeyi, Chairman, Pan Ocean Oil Corporation, Prof. Barth Nnaji, chairman, Geometric Power, Mr. Jeff Corey, Chief Operating Officer, Seven Energy and Mr. Joseph Makoju, director, Dangote Group.