15 February 2018, Sweetcrude, Lagos – The 15th annual Aret Adams Memorial lecture series holds on March 1 at the Muson Centre in Lagos. Mr. Aret Adams was the first Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC.
The programme’s coordinator, Mr. Akin Jokojeje, said this year’s lecture has as theme, “Refineries in Nigeria: Challenges and Opportunities”. A former Group Managing Director of the NNPC and Chairman of Brass LNG Nigeria Limited, Dr. Jackson Gaius Obaseki, will be guest speaker while a past President of African Refiners Association and currently the Managing Consultant of PEJAD Nigeria Limited, Engr. Anthony Ogbuigwe, will be chairman at the event.
Also expected are major players and stakeholders in the oil and gas industry, financial institutions as well as captains of industries.
Jokojeje said that the Aret Adams Foundation, which is organising the event, was established in honour of the late Chief Godwin Aret Adams, the first Group Managing Director of the NNPC (1988 to 1990), who later became the Special Adviser on Petroleum Resources to former Head of State, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar (rtd), in1998.
He added that Aret Adams made outstanding contributions towards the growth of Nigeria’s oil and gas industry and the nation’s economy in general.
Also giving an insight into the forthcoming annual lecture, the Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Foundation, Mr. Egbert Imomoh, noted that “Chief Aret Adams left behind a legacy of professionalism and humanitarianism as epitomised in many lives he touched, irrespective of tribe or religion affiliations while he was alive. It was those virtues of his that motivated few colleagues and associates to establish the Foundation to propagate and sustain the life-long dreams of the late Godwin Aret Adams”.