Rainoil Limited Delivers Informative 20th Anniversary Lecture
Rainoil’s 20th Anniversary Lecture held today, 17 May, 2017, at The Civic Centre.
The event, which saw a large turnout consisting luminaries of the downstream oil and gas industry as well as key stakeholders and more, began with Master of Ceremony, Mr Chidubem Ifeanyi, welcoming guests to the event.
Thereafter, Mr. Ifeanyi welcomed Pastor Boye Oloyede of Daystar Christian Center to the stage to take the opening prayer. The National Anthem recitation followed.
Group Managing Director, Rainoil Limited, Mr. Gabriel Ogbechie, took to the stage to give his welcome address. He formally welcomed guests to the event and gave a brief summary of Rainoil’s 20-year journey as well as its achievements. He spoke about the challenges in the downstream oil and gas industry and why it was imperative to discuss the way forward, while highlighting the goals of the lecture.
There was a keynote address by Dr Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu; Minister of State for Petroleum Resources of The Federal Republic of Nigeria; ably represented by Mr Henry Ikem-Obih; Group Executive Director/COO Downstream, NNPC.
After the speech, Mr Ikem-Obih gave an in-depth presentation on the Opportunities, Challenges and Prospects of the Downstream Sector.
CEO, Service Liquids and Gas, Mr. Yomi Awobokun, the moderator of the panel discussion, began proceedings by calling each panelist to the stage. The panelists were; Mr Henry Ikem-Obih (Group Executive Director/COO Downstream,NNPC; Akin Akinfemiwa, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Forte Oil Plc; Dr Demola Sogunle, Managing Director, Stanbic IBTC Bank; and Mrs Nkechi Obi; Executive Chairman, Techno Oil Limited. Chairman for the panel discussion was Mr Reginald C.Stanley, Former Executive Secretary of PPPRA.
There was an enlightening question and answer session after the panel discussion, with questions pouring in from all corners of the full 500-capacity hall.