dezani_maduekeThe Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, lawmakers, top officials and regulators in the oil and gas industry will converge on Lagos on Thursday to chart course for the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) and other issues.

The event, which is the yearly August conference of the National Association of Energy Correspondents (NAEC), has as theme: “PIB: Harmonisation and implementation for economy growth,” will hold on Thursday, August 22 at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos by 9am.

In a in a statement, the Secretary of the association, Yunus Yusuf, said Alison-Madueke will be the special guest of honour while the Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) will deliver the keynote address.

The Minster of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo will speak on “Driving capacity growth in liberalised power sector,” while the PIB Team lead, Ministry of Petroleum, Abiye Membere, will deliver the lead paper.

The Director, Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), George Osahon, will speak on “Expectations and challenges of effective regulation in deregulated regime,” and the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Engr. Ernest Nwapa, will talk on “Three years of NCDMB: Achievements and challenges.”

Information from the Nation was used in this report.