Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) has
confirmed to be the Special Guest of Honour at the forthcoming Nigeria LPG
Hosted by the Nigeria Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association (NLPGA) in partnership with Singapore’s LPG Summit, the Nigeria LPG Summit 2019 which will represent the 9th NLPGA Annual Conference & Exhibition of the Association, is scheduled to hold on 26th and 27th of November 2019, at the Balmoral Hall of the Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos.
Themed ‘Harmonizing Development and Growth in Nigeria and Africa’, the Nigeria LPG Summit 2019 will host stakeholders, experts, exhibitors from South East Asia, and the international gas community to an industry discourse on issues, developments, policies and innovations around LPG markets.
Other leading experts scheduled to speak at the event include Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva; Managing Director of the Nigeria LNG Limited, Mr Tony Attah, and Executive Director, Commercial Operations of Falcon Corporation Limited, Mrs Audrey Joe-Ezigbo.
Others are Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Development
and Monitoring Board, Engr. Simbi Kesiye Wabote; Chief Information Officer,
Manufacturing, Sub-Saharan Africa, Agri-Business and Service Dept, International
Finance Corporation, World Bank Group, Mr Kalim Shah; Deputy Managing Director,
World LPG Association, Mr Michael Kelly; Chief Operating Officer, Downstream
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mr Adeyemi Adetunji and Chief
Executive Officer, Forte Oil Plc, Mr Olumide Adeosun, among several other local
and international speakers.
Commenting on the summit, the President, NLPGA, Mr Nuhu Yakuba said the event provides the needed platform for stakeholders and experts to discuss issues surrounding deepening of LPG adoption on the continent. “Over the years, we advocated the adoption of LPG as an enabler of quality living for Nigerians and citizens across the continent. This year’s summit in partnership with Singapore’s LPG Summit will host the largest number of international delegates, critical stakeholders, experts and exhibitors in West Africa. The robust representation of participants promises to provide a crosscurrent of ideas and learnings from different markets and climes. Having the Vice President to join in these rich conversations further bolster the confidence that this will shape the policy environment on harnessing LPG opportunities for the benefits of our people”, Mr Yakubu said.
In her remarks, the Director of LPG Summit, Mrs Neasa Hapiak noted that the summit provides a platform for the LPG industry and organisations both in the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors in the developing world to connect and seek new ways to grow the LPG industry.
“Blessed with a vast gas resource, every stakeholder must seek innovative ways to harness the tremendous endowment of this very clean domestic fuel for use in Africa. We have partnered with the Nigeria Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association (NLPGA) to host this world-class event that is not only gathering the brightest minds in the gas industry globally but also to collaborate to find solutions to the LPG challenges that are unique to the global markets. I look forward to welcoming participants to this event as I am confident of a very positive and impactful outcome”, Ms Hapiak said.
The Nigeria LP Gas Association (NLPGA) is the umbrella body of all Stakeholders in the LP Gas sector in Nigeria. The primary objective of the Association is to promote the use of LP Gas in Nigeria at affordable costs. It also aims at protecting the interests of the LP Gas industry and the entire Nigerian socio-economic environment at large, through public policy advocacy, creation and facilitation of commercial and industrial opportunities, provision of business development services and observance of the highest standard of operational and business ethics.
The Association aims to promote and encourage the highest standard of professionalism and sound ethics in the LP Gas sector as well as empower all stakeholders through information, education and networking.
LPG Summit events provide a platform for the LPG industry in the developing world through is medium- to large-size events. The events are also designed to create a platform for government officials, experts and stakeholders to make announcements on the future direction of the industry concerned.