The Oil and Gas Trainers Association of Nigeria (OGTAN) will among others things, honour the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre sylva and Director/Chief executive officer, Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) Auwalu Sarki, at its 2021 Annual General Meeting/Lecture series holding in Lagos next week Wednesday.
While the Minister will be bestowed with the gas decade personality award in recognition of his huge contributions towards the development of Nigeria as a gas-based economy and the transition to a cleaner source of energy in alignment with the global energy transition and the sustainable development goal regarding inclusive energy access, DPR Director is being honoured with the oil & gas innovative award in recognition of his numerous contributions and innovation that have led to the build up toward our national goals, in aligning with the global energy transition and bring stability and expansion and participation to the national economy.
Speaking in Lagos on Monday, OGTAN Chairman, Dr. Mayowa Afe stressed that Sylva’s declaration of the Year of Gas in 2020 and the Decade of Gas from 2021-2030 is a call that will drive the synergies and stakeholders’ participation necessary for the realization of our national agenda on Gas-based Industrialization.
Afe stated that Auwalu Sarki who is the guest speaker, will be speaking on the topic ‘’ Human Capacity Development opportunities in the government gas expansion program’’, has contributed immensely in the area of a gas-based economy and the transition to a cleaner source of energy, the initiation and inauguration of the National Oil and Gas Excellence Centre (NOGEC), aimed at strengthening Nigeria’s position as a regional leader in the oil and gas industry is particularly worthy of note among many others.
With the theme ‘’Inclusive Human Capacity Development’’, Afe explained that OGTAN will also confer fellowship awards on the distinguished members who have contributed immensely to the growth of the Association and the Oil & Gas Industry at large namely Managing Director, Falck Prime Atlantic – Mr Ayo Otuyalo, Managing Director SLC Resources – Mrs Michele Aiyegbusi, Dean Faculty of Engineering, Institute of Petroleum Studies, University of PortHarcourt – Professor Joel Ogbonna, Managing Director Deep Blue Energy Services – Mrs Anita Omoile, Managing Director Danvic Petroleum and Outgoing President of OGTAN – Dr Mayowa Afe.