Short and Medium Term Priorities to grow Nigeria’s Oil & Gas Industry 2015 – 2019

In Nigeria, as part of our strategy to reposition the oil industry, this administration has commenced the process of implementing carefully conceived initiatives, to ramp up production, reduce costs, foster efficiency and attract investments in the oil and gas value chain.

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Strategic Implementation Work Plan for Development in the Niger Delta 2017-2019

Amidst mounting tensions in the Niger Delta region, the Pan Niger Delta Elder’s Forum (PANDEF) assembled to act as a mediating body between citizens and government.

A summit was held on November 1st 2016 where the PANDEF presented a 16-Point Agenda titled ‘Solving Niger Delta Issues by Dialogue’ (Appendix X) as minimum preconditions for peace and security in the region. In response, Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo initiated a series of high-level political engagements with a range of government and non-government leaders across eight Niger Delta states (only Ondo remains outstanding).
It was clear from the series of engagements that the only way to ensure lasting peace is through a holistic approach to development across the region. As such, a directive was issued calling for an Implementation Work Plan to address the critical development issues raised during his visit and those highlighted by PANDEF in the 16-Point Agenda submitted to the Government.

Following this call, a cross-government technical group comprising of directors from the a range of Federal ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) – the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs; Ministry of Petroleum Resources; Ministry of Environment; NDDC; Ministry of Power, Works and Housing; and the Presidential Amnesty Programme – as well as six PANDEF representatives, was constituted to commence drafting this Strategic Implementation Work Plan (SIWP).

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