By EZEKIEL OBI, Abuja –
The GbaramatuVoice newspaper has announced for the awareness of the general public details of programmes lined up to mark its forthcoming 7th Anniversary Lecture/Niger Delta Awards 2022.
The event is scheduled for Tuesday August 30, 2021, by 10:00am, at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Essentially, the anniversary celebration/lecture has as its central theme: Theme: Oil politics, securing national assets, dependency and diversification.
Keynote Speaker is His Excellency, Chief Timipre Sylva, the Honorable Minister of State for Petroleum Resources.
Prince Adewole Adebayo, 2023 Social Democratic Party, SDP, Presidential Candidate will Chair the event, while His Excellency Barr. Kingsley Burutu Otuaro , Deputy Governor of Delta State will be the Chief Host.
The Special Guests of Honour expected at the event are; His Excellency, Senator Douye Diri, Executive Governor of Bayelsa State, His Excellency, Dr. Samuel Ortom, Executive Governor of Benue State, and Mallam Mele Kyari, Group Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited.
Others include: Dr. Efiong Akwa, Interim Administrator, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Engr. Simbi Wabote, Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Engr. Gbenga Komolafe, Chief Executive Officer,, Nigerian Upstream Regulatory Commission (NUPRC), and Mr. Richard Kennedy, Chairman/Managing Director, Chevron Nigeria Limited
Also expected at the lecture/award giving ceremony include but not limited to; traditional rulers from the Niger Delta, captain of industries within and outside the country, executives of International Oil Companies (IOCs) operating in the country, public office holders from the Niger Delta region, leaders of specialized groups in Nigeria, among others.
The anniversary lecture will centre on critical new research themes as sustainable development goals in the Niger Delta. Its deliberations will address all spectra of analyses including the oil and gas industry.
The present edition is the 7th in the series and second to be hosted at the Abuja Transcorp Hilton, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. The first was in the year 2015. Other venues that have in the past played host to this prestigious event are; Hotel Presidential, Port Harcourt, Rivers States, Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos respectively.
The GbaramotuVoice annual lecture has a rich history of promoting national unity, recognizing the good works of various individuals that have positively imprinted their names in various areas of human endeavors while contributing to the life chances of humanity.
List of eminent Awardees made up of Nigerians and Non Nigerians drawn from different sectors of human endeavors through rigorous but transparent process shall be made known to the general public in due course.