Shell hosts global summit, wants experts in disapora back home

26 September 2015, Lagos – At the just concluded summit organised by Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company of Nigeria Ltd (SNEPCo) in Aberdeen, a call was made to players in the Oil&Gas sector to return back to the country in order to collectively engender the needed change in the sector.

ShellThe summit which brings together over 270 experts in the Oil & Gas sector within and outside the country provided a scenario for players to discuss way forward in the country and also to  explore business opportunities in the industry.

Managing Director of SNEPCO,Tony Attah, said since the launch of the summit in 2013, the nation’s Oil and  Gas sector had witnessed lots of improvement.

“When  in 2013, we set out with the initiative for local companies to collaborate with Nigerian experts in Aberdeen on opportunities and challenges in the Nigeria oil and gas industry, we knew this would be a game changer. Today, we can say that the game changer is beginning to take shape as Nigerians have started returning home to set up businesses”
A representative of the Nigerian High Commission, Mr. Hassan Hassan  observed that the industry will fare better if experts abroad return home and build the sector.

In the same vein, while addressing the participants abroad,the Deputy Manager, Reservoir Management and Evaluation, JV oil operations, at the Nigerian National Petroleum Investment and Management Services (NAPIMS), Mrs. Martina Atuchi said “We are inviting you to be part of the leading economy in Africa with a lot of untapped hydrocarbon resources”

The forum, christened The Global Nigerian is the third in Europe’s oil and gas hub, with the theme:”Networking and Collaboration as a tool for national Development and Growth.”

The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB),through its ‎ ‎Executive Secretary, Mr. Denzil Kentebe commended Shell on both The Global Nigerian and Partnership Facilitation Programme,reiterating  the board’s commitment to always support the initiatives.

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