Having articulated our plans for the year during the January EXCO Retreat, your Executives have swung into action to execute our plans with the goal to ensure our members enjoy the full benefits of belonging to this great Association.
In February, NAPE was invited and participated in the Sub-Saharan African International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (SAIPEC) where we met and engaged with relevant stakeholders while exploring effective collaboration with our Association. The Conference was very successful and I must commend the Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN) for not only putting this Conference together but ensuring that it truly had an African reach. At the sidelines of the Conference, NAPE Executives met with potential financial partners to discuss areas of mutual support. It is important for us to bring financial institutions on board as we drive towards financial prudency for the Association, closing the end-to-end discussions on the energy value chain as well as improving financial awareness for our members.
In line with the Constitutional mandate, the Advisory Council has been slightly reshuffled, bringing on board our Immediate past NAPE President, Dr. James Edet, FNAPE and executive representative – Mrs. Doris Akpovwa, FNAPE while Mrs. Patricia Ochogbu, FNAPE & Mr. K. K Kanu, FNAPE stepped down from the Council having served their tenures successfully. Please join me in thanking Patricia and K-Kay for their service to the Association and welcoming James and Doris into the Council.
In March, we have technical meetings scheduled to hold in Lagos as well as in the Awka/Owerri and Port Harcourt chapters and we are look forward to learning from distinguished subject matter experts in the Industry during these sessions.
As we move forward into the year, we are planning roadshows to companies and institutions to appreciate their support to NAPE over the years while also engaging them for future Association activities that would be of mutual benefit.
I urge that you continue to stay safe and looking forward to your contributions and suggestions as we move this Association forward.
Elliot Ibie, FNAPE,