Today, the senator representing Uyo senatorial district, Senator Bassey Albert represented The President of The Senate – Federal Republic of Nigeria, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan,Ph.D, at the third edition of the Nigerian International Petroleum Summit (NIPS), held at the NICON Luxury Hotel, Abuja.

According to senator OBA, the summit was imperative because of its relevance to the oil and gas sector, which is pivotal to the economic growth as a nation and the world at large.
It was designed to serve as a linkage for innovative technology transfer and integration of ideas that will engender the development of new strategies for the sector.

As reiterated in his speech ,the Nigerian Senate President remarked ; “our focus in the oil and gas industry should not deter us from embracing emerging alternatives. The fact that substitutes are emerging is another invitation to broader thinking on what the future holds.
The commitment of the National Assembly, Abuja to effectively play its part, through appropriate legislation remains unwavering.
We will continue to be steadfast, support the executive and other arms of Government in our shared commitment to improve the well-being of our citizens. We cannot afford to shirk our responsibilities, in line with our mandate and obligations”.

While thanking the organizers of the summit, we hope that the resolutions reached the summit will berth opportunities for improved collaboration, to further reposition the Nigerian oil and gas industry, and make it a destination of choice for investors.

Wisdom Bassey

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