The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, will address industry stakeholders at the forthcoming Nigeria LPG Summit 2019, the Nigeria Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association has said.
The NLPGA said in a statement that Osinbajo had confirmed to be the special guest of honour at the event slated to hold in Lagos next week.
According to the statement, the event will be hosted by the NLPGA in partnership with Singapore’s LPG Summit, and would represent the 9th Annual Conference and Exhibition of the association.
The NLPGA said it would host stakeholders, experts, exhibitors from South East Asia and the international gas community to an industry discourse on issues, developments, policies and innovations around the LPG markets.
According to the statement, other experts scheduled to speak at the event are the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva; the Managing Director, Nigeria LNG Limited, Mr Tony Attah; the Executive Director, Commercial Operations, Falcon Corporation Limited, Mrs Audrey Joe-Ezigbo; and the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board, Mr Simbi Wabote.
The President, NLPGA, Mr Nuhu Yakubu, said the event would provide the needed platform for stakeholders and experts to discuss issues surrounding deepening of the LPG adoption on the continent.
He said, “Over the years, we advocated the adoption of the 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 learning from different markets and climes. Having the Vice President to join in these rich conversations further bolsters the confidence that this will shape the policy environment on harnessing the LPG opportunities for the benefit of our people.”
The Director, LPG Summit, Mrs Neasa Hapiak, said the summit would provide a platform for the LPG industry and organisations 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,” she added.