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Heineken Lokpobiri, Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum (Oil), to Speak at the Petroleum Club

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The Nigerian lawyer and politician, Heineken Lokpobiri, will be the special guest of honour at the second of the four quarterly dinner lectures of the Petroleum Club of Lagos for 2024.

The Minister of State for Petroleum (Oil) will be speaking to the theme Policy design and implementation to tackle the challenges of lower for longer crude oil output

The Petroleum Club, a 17-year-old private club where industry leaders and the technical elite interact, unwind and share ideas on issues concerning the sector, reached out to Mr. Komolafe to deliver the opening dinner lecture.

The event, scheduled for Monday April 15, 2024 at the Metropolitan Club in Lagos, is “a special interactive evening with the Minister”, declares Austin Avuru, who has been Chairman of the Petroleum Club for the past year and half. “We are inviting the entire industry to engage the Minister. We are looking towards a robust engagement”.

The Petroleum Club’s quarterly dinner routinely hosts the government and public leaders of Nigeria’s hydrocarbon sector to open, informal, give-and-take-parleys with ranking private sector players. Gbenga Komolafe, the Chief Executive of the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission, was guest speaker at the February 2023 dinner. Olu A. Verheijen, Special Adviser to President Tinubu on Energy, was the special guest at the end of year dinner in December 2023. Shubham Chaudhuri, the World Bank’s country director for Nigeria, was the special guest of honour at the December 2022 dinner.

Lokpobiri was appointed Minister of State for Petroleum Resources (Oil) by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu in August 2023. He is serving with Ekperipe Ekpo, who was appointed Minister of State for Petroleum Resources (Gas).

The two of Ministers of State have delivered lofty statements about the direction of the industry, but the sector has stubbornly remained  on the path of lower hydrocarbon output.

Mr. Lokpobiri has been an active politician since the dawn of Nigeria’s current fourth republic, having been elected member of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly from 1999 to 2003, and speaker of the house from June 1999 – May 2001. In 2007, he was elected to the Nigerian Senate for the Bayelsa West constituency in 2007 and was appointed to committees on Sports, Public Accounts, Police Affairs, Niger Delta and Millennium Development Goals.

He is considered to be a close confidante of President Tinubu.

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