Nigerian Energy Sector Features Prominently at MEE2022
On the 7th through the 9th of March, 2022, the Middle East Energy (MEE), a forum with a 45-year legacy brought together high value stakeholders within the energy communities from across the world to Dubai for a knowledge-driven and business-oriented event. The format involved open panel discussions and exclusive focus discussions, with one of such specifically organized to spotlight the Nigeria Energy Sector.
This year, key government officials, industry experts and influencers, investors and private sector developers converged to focus on addressing real world commercial solutions to help fasten the road to global energy transition.
The Nigerian delegate, led by the Honourable Minister for State, Power Goddy Jedy-Agba optimized the event by sharing insights on the energy sector, while seeking partnerships and investments into the Nigeria energy sector with the assurance of opportunities and the existence of investor-friendly policies and regulations in the country.
Beyond the panel sessions on renewable energy, the Nigerian delegate networked widely with investors, private sector developers and energy professionals in a bid to initiate productive transactions in the sector.
Engr. Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad, the MD/CEO of REA; Eng. A.D Abubakar, Director – Renewables & Rural Access, Federal Ministry of Power; Mr. Abba Terab, Deputy General Manager – Market Competition and Rates, Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and Olabode Sowunmi II, SLA to the Senate, Federal Republic of Nigeria were amongst the delegates who mainstreamed conversations about the energy sector in Nigeria at the event.
Engr. Ahmad shared valuable thoughts and insights on the renewable energy space in Nigeria, explaining that the renewable energy ecosystem across the world is developing at a fast pace and Nigeria is strategically positioned to continue to leverage these technologies while working in lockstep with private sector players, investors and funders.