African Energy Chamber Welcomes Appointment Of New Nigerian Petroleum Minister

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The African Energy Chamber has welcomed the appointment of Timipre Silva as new Minister of Petroleum in the Republic of Nigeria.

In a statement, the Chamber noted that Timipre Silva understands the core issues affecting Nigeria’s oil & gas sector, the call for better revenue management and distribution, and the need for increased community involvement across Nigeria’s key oil regions.

Timipre Silva had previously served as a Special Assistant to a Minister of Petroleum and has demonstrated a vast experience and understanding of Nigeria, African and international energy dynamics.

“The appointment of a well-versed former Governor with a demonstrated ability to work with different parties and a good understanding of the oil sector is a clear sign that Nigeria is serious about continuing its pace of reforms,” declared Nj Ayuk, Executive Chairman at the Chamber and CEO of the Centurion Law Group.

“Africa’s biggest oil producer needs such an experienced figure to lead the industry and our continent into new heights.”

The African Energy Chamber congratulated H.E. Timipre Silva on behalf of all its partners and pledged its commitment to continue to work closely with the Department of Petroleum Resources to pursue local content development, support the regionalization of Nigerian oil and services companies, and assist any foreign investors seeking to do business in Nigeria. 

 

Source: www.energynewsafrica.com

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