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 Thursday 20 March 2014 | Nicon Luxury Hotel

08:00 Registration

08:00 Registration & Welcome Coffee hosted by

09:00 Keynote Address
Ernest Nwapa,
Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Development & Monitoring Board

09:20 Opening Ministerial Addresses
H.E. Olusegun Aganga, Honourable Minister of Trade & Investment, Federal Republic of Nigeria
Ably represented by
Hassan Baba, Director Legal Services, Federal Ministry of Trade & Investment


Session 1: Panel Discussion: Reviewing the Successes of the Nigerian Content Act at the End of its Third Year & Examining Necessary Next Steps

Chairman: Dr Kingsley Ojoh, Executive Director, Total E&P Nigeria Ltd

  • What have been the major success stories of the Nigerian Content Act since 2013?
  • Where must further investment be directed to drive Nigerian Content to the next stage?
  • What impact has the introduction of the Content Development Initiatives had on Nigerian Content implementation?
  • What challenges remain in further achieving the targets of the Nigerian Content Act?
  • What next for Nigerian Content, how has its extension to other industries such as maritime and insurance benefited the oil and gas industry, and Nigerian participation?

Taofik O Adegbite, Chief Executive Officer, Marine Platforms
Sunny Nwankwo,
Local Content Development Manager, OneSubsea
Chukwudi Uwakwe, General Manager, FENOG Nigeria Limited
Chief Chukwuma Henry Okolo, Vice Chairman, Dorman Long Engineering Limited


11:00 Networking Coffee Break hosted by

Session 2: Developing Human Capacity to Enable Full Nigerian Content Implementation

Chairman: Mohammed Bello, Former General Manager, Local Content Monitoring, NNPC

Keynote Address: Dr Oluwole Oluleye, Executive Secretary, Petroleum Technology Development Fund

  • What are the skills gaps identified by industry stakeholders and the NOGICJQS that must be filled?
  • Will the PIB have a positive impact on human capacity development and how else will Nigeria drive education and training?
  • Examining the initiatives in place to increase the technical skill base and encourage the repatriation of knowledge to Nigeria
  • Discussing the role of multi-nationals in developing human capacity – what strategies are in place and what can we expect to see in the short to medium term?
  • What is the role of R&D in driving capacity development and who holds responsibility for R&D in Nigeria?

Callista C Azogu, GM Nigerian Content Development, Nigerian Agip Oil Company Ltd
Emeka Ene,
Prof Otokpa Chris Agada, Nigerian Content & Training Manager, Kaztec Engineering & Chrome Group
Afiakurue Daniel,
General Manager – Planning, Research & Statistics, NCDMB


Session 3: Community Integration Panel: How Can Industry & Community Collaboration Develop Local Economic Empowerment?

Chairman: Gabriel O Obando, General Manager, External Relations and Sustainable Development, Brass LNG Limited

Special Keynote Address: Hon Kingsley Kuku, Special Advisor to the President on Niger Delta Affairs
Ably represented by
Lawrence M Pepple, Technical Assistant (Reintegration) to the Niger Delta Amnesty Programme, Office to the Special Advisor to the President on Niger Delta Affairs

  • What successful strategies have been implemented to increase community participation within the Nigerian oil and gas industry?
  • How can communities themselves increase their own active presence in the industry?
  • Is further education of the benefits of Nigerian Content required to ensure full engagement of host communities?
  • Can industry stakeholders and communities collaborate to reduce the level of bunkering and pipeline vandalism?

Fidel Pepple, Group General Manager (Acting), National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS)
Igo Weli,
General Manager – Nigerian Content Development, Shell Petroleum Development Company
Raymond Wilcox,
General Manager – Nigerian Content Development, Chevron Nigeria
Tunde Elesin,
Vice President – Development, DeltaAfrik Engineering Limited
Bryte Oghor,
General Manager, Healthy, Safety, Environment and Community Relations, Seplat Petroleum Development Company Limited

Prince Billy S Gillis-Harry, President, Coalition of South South Chamers of Commerce (FOSSCCIMA) & National Vice President, Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA)

14:00 Networking Lunch hosted by

 15:00 End of Nigerian Content Seminar Day