The Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society has said it will improve ways to make the nation’s energy sector to attain independence as it prepares to hold its annual lecture next week in Lagos.
According to a statement made available to our correspondent, the lecture titled, ‘Nigeria’s energy independence – recipe for its attainment’, is being jointly organised by the NMGS/ Mobil.
It further indicated that the lecture would be delivered by an energy expert and the current Managing Director, NDWestern Limited, Lagos, Dr Layi Fatona.
Fatona is said to be a member of various professional bodies and has won several awards and recognition over the years for his contribution in the areas of hydrocarbon exploration and production.
The Chairman of the NMGS programme, Prof. Sola Ojo, described the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society as a professional society comprising professionals engaged in various areas of exploration of minerals, oil and gas, energy and mining, among others.
He said, “One of the key mandates of the NMGS is dissemination of knowledge, experience sharing, impacting knowledge and driving government policies. The forthcoming lecture, which sponsored by ExxonMobil, is within the framework of these goals.”
Ojo said the theme was considered apt given the energy challenges in the country and the need for continued drive towards policies that would enhance national development.