April 21, 2024

Nwokedi, NGA President sets to leverage on petrol subsidy removal, energy transition, unveils 2-year strategic plans

Oredola Adeola

Akachukwu Nwokedi, President, Nigerian Gas Association (NGA) has revealed the plan to review his association’s strategic pathway and advocacy, leveraging on opportunities and threats arising from the removal of subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit (Petrol), energy transition plan, and ongoing Russia/Ukraine war.

The NGA President made this known in a statement obtained by EnergyDay on Tuesday, on the sideline of the just concluded first NGA Executive Council Retreat under his newly constituted leadership.
Nwokedi, who is also the General Counsel and Company Secretary of Nigeria LNG Limited, revealed that in the next two years( 2023-2024) the association will focus on strategic programmes, initiatives, and advocacy in line with all the industry emerging trends.
He said, “We shall be focusing on topical issues including the Energy transition, Nigeria’s commitment to using gas as a transition fuel as well as the Decade of Gas Initiative, with the aim of unlocking the potential of the country’s gas industry, seen as a catalyst to developing the Nigerian economy.
“We also looked forward to creating new initiatives for our members to improve on our value proposition.  This is not just for the corporate bodies but for individuals and students with a clear focus on driving diversity and inclusiveness in the gas industry.
Nwokedi, said that NGA will continue to function as the gas industry leader and also sustain its advocacy for the expansion of the gas market.

The President of the NGA  emphasised that his key focus areas for the next two years include deepening the association’s focus on the Decade of Gas agenda, improving the membership drive, fostering better communication, and leveraging on key networks to deliver.

EnergyDay gathered that the Nwokedi-led Executive Committee of the NGA held its first face-to-face meeting on Saturday, June 10, 2023, to co-create the programs and strategies critical for success over the next 2 years. 
The NGA also promised to leverage a mixture of threats and opportunities presented by the war in Ukraine and the global energy transition on an international scale.
The association has therefore revealed the plan to align its programme with the vision of President Bola Tinubu and to unlock the opportunities presented by petrol subsidy removal, especially for the gas industry.