*Promises pilot programme for green mass transit to commence in 2020
Lagos — Lagos State Commissioner of energy and mineral resources, Olalere Odusote, has expressed the desire of the current administration in the state to create enabling environment for oil companies in the state in line with its campaign for ease of doing business.
He said the current administration in Lagos is determined to promote clean energy and improve its use in Lagos.
“Over 200 schools in Lagos are currently benefitting from solar energy and the administration is making spirited efforts to bring in more schools into the mix. We also plan to pan out the first phase of gas-powered vehicles for public transport in 2020 which was driven by the desire of the current administration to deepen the use of gas by fixing infrastructure in the state.
This sector is of outmost importance and its improvement should be a collaborative effort between the government, private sector and the end users,” he said.
Odusote disclosed this at the inaugural “Enyo Correspondents Breakfast Session” organised by leading downstream company, Enyo Retail and Supply.
The forum which was held recently in Lagos is part of Enyo’s initiative to upskill stakeholders to drive innovative solutions needed in the downstream sector to attain its full potential in Nigeria.
The forum brought together Energy Correspondents, Dealers and Experts from the Finance, Logistic and the oil and gas sector and featured a panel discussion and two presentations urging stakeholders to share insights on the industry.
The panel of speakers included Chief Executive Officer, ENYO Retail and Supply Limited, Abayomi Awobokun; Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources in Lagos, Olalere Odusote; Chief Executive Officer, Transport Service Limited, Deji Wright and Energy Finance Specialist, Rolake Akinkugbe-Filani.
In his welcome address, Tunde Folawiyo, Chairman, Enyo Retail and Supply Limited, said, “This year’s forum was carefully designed to provide insightful and constructive ideas and solutions towards navigating the country’s downstream sector. The oil and gas sector is of ultimate importance to the economic growth of the country and we are excited to be contributing to the growth and development of the sector”