Register here) for the one-day colloquium, ‘PIB: finally getting it right and breaking the 20-year hiatus’, to be held on March 10, 2021, (Time: 11am-2pm).egistration is now open (
Joining the list of discussants at the virtual event to dialogue with key leaders in the oil sector on pathways to speedy passage of the Petroleum Information Bill include Prof. Godini G Darah of Delta State University; and Distinguished Senator Magnus Abe and others.
The summit’s goodwill message will be delivered by the Hon. Minister of state, Petroleum Resources and ex-governor, Bayelsa state, HE, Chief Timipre Sylva and the live conference will be moderated by a member of TNG’s advisory board, Dr. Chidi Amuta with .
The virtual event which is structured into two segments will have former Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan and former Senate President/ex-Secretary to Government of the Federation, SGF, Chief Pius Anyim as chairmen of the respective sessions.
Other eminent Nigerians in the array of discussants at the summit include Transportation Minister/former governor of Rivers State, HE, Rotimi Amaechi; Hon Minister of State, Labour and Productivity, Chief Festus Keyamo, SAN; former Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan; immediate past director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside; Group Managing Director (GMD) of NNPC, Mallam Mele Kolo Kyari.
Others are; the Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, (UNILAG) GMD NNPC, Professor Ben Oghojafor; Member of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Kingsley Chinda; Managing Director, ArisTV, Ms. Ijeoma Nwogwugwu; Prof Hope Eghagha.
According to TNG publisher, Mideno Bayagbon who is the Chief Host of the event, the focus of the summit is to end the seemingly intractable problem of enacting a new, mutually beneficial petroleum industry law which will transform the industry and put in place firm roadmaps for the federal government, industry operators and the communities and states of the Niger Delta.”
He added: “TNG, as a critical voice in the petroleum industry sector and in the Niger Delta, recognizing the new spirited attempt by the 9th Assembly to break the jinx and pass the bill, has decided to bring together all the critical stakeholders and authorities in the federal government, National Assembly, petroleum industry, governors of the Niger Delta states and host communities to chart a supportive pathway to enable the National Assembly finally pass the bill for the President’s assent.”