VERBATIM

WHAT SOME OF OUR DISTINGUISGED PARTICIPANTS SAID ABOUT NIPS 2018

“The summit is deigned to be Africa’s largest and most important industry platform and linkage to the world …Nigeria’s worthy presence in the petroleum sphere demands that this summit occurs regularly and should extend beyond our hydrocarbons…”

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“I am deeply honoured to have been invited to the first edition of the Nigeria International Petroleum Summit: An African Petroleum Technology and Business Conference…This first edition has certainly set the pace for subsequent summits at a very fast pace indeed…”

Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria

“…We felt it was important to set up our own equivalent of the OTC event for Africa not only to energise the Oil and Gas Industry…I am very encouraged by the mammoth attendance of all the dignitaries in this sector. This event will be a snap shot of what we can achieve as a continent in the current changing world of Oil and Gas…”

Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, Honourable Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Nigeria

“This event will herald a new era of hope and life for Africa’s Petroleum Industry and its entire economy.”

Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Nigeria

“On behalf of that NNPC Family I welcome of delegates to the inaugural edition of the Nigeria International Petroleum Summit..I would like to appreciate the organisers of this conference for the job well done and for the privilege according me to give this goodwill message and thank you for coming”.

Dr. Maikanti K. Baru, Group Managing Director (GMD), NNPC

“It is an absolute privilege for me to address this in inaugural, important meditation addition of the Nigeria International Petroleum Summit. I can think of no better place to be [this week] than at this special occasion.

There is always something thrilling about being part of innovation at this summer is truly innovative. I have no doubt that as it evolves into a premier platform…”

H.E. Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, Secretary-General, Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)

“I congratulate the Honourable Minister of State for Petroleum on this first edition [of NIPS] and we can see from the attendance, just how important this is for all of us”.

Peter Costello, Shell Vice President, Nigeria and Gabon

“I am impressed and proud of what we have achieved here [at NIPS]. I want to thank the Hon. Minister of State, the Permanent Secretary and the rest of the team for putting this together. The mix has been excellent and we have had an excellent event.

We are on our way to making this a premier event and we look forward to 2019”.

Osagie Okunbor, Chairman, LCCI-OPTS/Chairman, Shell Companies in Nigeria

“This summit has been fantastic…the organizers have done a fantastic job. It has been an excellent event and well received. We look forward to next year”

Paul McGrath, Chairman/Managing Director, Mobil Producing Nigeria (MPN) and Esso Exploration & Production Nigeria Limited (EEPNL)

“From earlier discussions with the Hon. Minister of State for Petroleum, we knew this was going to be a serious summit and it was. This is one of the first summits I have attended where attendance did not decrease between the opening and the rest of the sessions…the topics were reflective of all stakeholders’ desire to pursue an agenda for going forward…I would like to congratulate the Honourable Minister of State and all the organisers for making this a success”.

Nicolas Terraz, Managing Director & Chief Executive, Total E&P Nigeria Limited (TEPNG)

“…I congratulate the Honourable Minister of State for his vision and we look forward to doing this again next year”.

Jeffrey Ewing, Chairman/Managing Director, Chevron Nigeria

“It is exiting for me to be here at this event…I believe business opportunities are in Nigeria and it is better to meet here to discuss these opportunities…It was a great event and we look forward to the next one”.

Massimo Insulla, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, NAOC/NAE/AENR

“It is my pleasure to acknowledge the success of the maiden edition of the Nigeria International Petroleum Summit. For us, it is a privilege to be here…this conference and so we are in support and look forward to the next one…we are impressed by the quality of conversations that went on…”

Tony Attah, MD/CEO, Nigeria LNG

“I would like to thank the organisers for availing us the opportunity to show our very rich culture and also to showcase our potentials investment…”

“I thank the government of Nigeria for the invitation to this summit. This is my first time in this great country…I am therefore delighted to be here at Africa’s foremost platform dedicate to dialogue between governments academia and key decision-makers in the industry…”

H.E. Dr. Sun Xiansheng, Secretary-General, International Energy Forum (IEF)

“It is an honour to be here at the 1st edition of the Nigeria International Petroleum Summit…As an Oil and Gas prospecting state, this event is timely and strategic as it will help us further to explore ways of partnerships that will help in developing the sector…”

H.E. Abubakar Sani Bello, Executive Governor, Niger State

“…We are excited to be part of this. For this experience, we will continue to partner with the organisers and be part of this conference moving forward…we look forward to doing this again continuously…”

Esi Hamilton, Head of Corporate Communications, Lekoil

“This event has shown that we in Africa can indeed collaborate at the highest levels and can do better. I personally have learned a lot from this summit and I would like to thank Dr. Ibe Kachikwu for putting this event together. Thank you”.

H.E. Bechir Madet, Minister of Petroleum & Energy of Republic of Chad, President of APPO

“It is my privilege to address this honourable assembly…Africa must have a common response to the global Oil and Gas challenges and there is no doubt this event will create the platform for policy decisions…”

H.E. Mahaman Laouan Gaya, Executive Secretary, African Petroleum Producers' Organisation (APPO)