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NAPE President, Dr. James Edet, FNAPE May 2022 Reflection

Dr. James Edet, FNAPE; NAPE President

Cooperation: The Bedrock of a Successful Association

Dear Esteemed Member,
It is with great pleasure that I wish you all a happy New Month.
Today marks the beginning of a new month, a great time for reflection.
This year, while we have witnessed an improvement in our Industry’s market conditions, we continue to witness the accompanying pressure on project investment and operations, climate change and fast evolving digital technologies.
These and many other disruptive forces will continue to shape our industry, and we must stay resilient, open to continuous improvements, and continue to support you and our members organization, to continue to respond appropriately to these issues, both on the short and long term through our strategic partnerships and continuing education programs.
We are ending May with mixed feelings. One is evident in the fact that we have had to extend the 2022 executive position elections three times due to the lack of interest of our members, as some positions remain vacant or unopposed till date. On another hand, we continue to witness an increasing members participation at our business meeting.
I hope you will consider running for an executive position, the new nomination deadline is June 10th. My earlier release on the election can be accessed here:
As NAPE, the importance of cooperation in fostering our sustainable growth cannot be over-emphasized. Our cooperation through active volunteering will continue to propel us forward and there is no doubt that this is one of the principles that have built our association over the years. We appreciate every effort, and we commend you for doing all within your power to make this association a place worth belonging to. As it stands, it is evident that we must do more.
In the past month, we started the NAPE Geoscience Education Series, a 6-months Geoscience advocacy outreach to educate the public through our social media platforms. These sessions will continue to feature interesting contributions from members on various topics and has a very rich line up of business, social and networking events. These events were all made possible by your presence and contribution.
As we round up the month of May, the recent gas flare at the Caritas University compound in Amorji Nike, Enugu State is a reminder of our crucial roles as Specialist in natural resources exploration, stakeholders in education and shaping industry policies. NAPE, through our Awka/Owerri chapter have visited the gas flare scene for information gathering and we have indicated our availability to support relevant agencies with professional input on abating this situation and its’ accompanying adverse environmental effects.
As we look forward to June, my appeal is that you continue to stay responsible and share our activities within your network, which remains a great tool for knowledge sharing.
I wish you a new month full of happiness and success in your personal and professional lives.

Dr. James Edet, FNAPE
NAPE President