Lagos — The Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources has reiterated that the Nigeria International Petroleum Summit, NIPS will hold as scheduled from June 6 to June 10, 2021 following approval granted by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
Timipre Sylva, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources on Sunday said organisers would make sure attendees from high-risk countries are not allowed to fly into the country.
“The committee saddled with the organization of the event under my leadership will ensure that there will be no attendee(s) from Turkey, Brazil, India or anyone transiting from those countries”, said Timipre Sylva, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources.
“In addition to all the structures we have put in place, we have trained Special Covid-19 Marshals to ensure that attendees adhere strictly to all COVID-19 protocols. We have also made provision for qualified doctors, supporting medics and ambulances at the event venue throughout the duration of the event”, said James Shindi, chief executive of Brevity Anderson, the producers of the event.
According to a statement by the Ministry on Sunday, opening ceremony of the event and the opening day dinner will take place at the State House Banquet Hall in the Presidential Villa with President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR delivering the opening speech.
Also in attendance will be industry chief executives and other key stakeholders.
The theme of the summit, “From crisis to opportunities: New approaches to the future of hydrocarbons” aims at charting the way forward for Africa’s oil and gas industry in the post-Covid-19 pandemic era, the Ministry said.
The scope of NIPS 2021 has been expanded to incorporate the latest industry trends and topical issues that are at the forefront of every energy leader’s agenda. It has also become the platform for industry players for the public and private sectors to interact, transact and develop agenda for government and support Nigeria’s role in galvanising other global players in addressing challenges in the industry.
The NIPS is a program of the Federal Government of Nigeria, under the supervision of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources and all its parastatals including the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Nigeria Content Development & Monitoring Board, NCDMB and Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR are joint hosts.
With the full backing of the federal government of Nigeria, NIPS has over the past three editions, witnessed the highest level of attendance by top decision makers, industry leaders and all stakeholders from both the public and private sectors.