SGF Harps On Sustained Commitment To Energy Security, Financial Viability

By Miriam Humbe

Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator George Akume on Friday, harped on the need to remain committed to the ideals of energy security, transition to sustainable practices, and the financial viability of our energy sector.

Senator Akume said this on Friday while speaking as the Special Guest of Honour at the just concluded 7th edition of the Nigeria International Energy Summit (NIES 2024).

He said the theme for this year’s summit, “Navigating the New Energy World Order: Security, Transition, and Finance,” underscored the complexities and challenges that our great nation faced in the dynamic landscape of the global energy sector.

Akume said: “This theme is not just a reflection of our current realities but a call to action for all stakeholders to collaboratively address the critical issues that lie at the intersection of energy security, transition, and financial sustainability.

As the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Akume said it was indeed a privilege to witness the culmination of this momentous event, which holds particular significance as the first edition under the new administration of President Bola Tinubu.

He said that the Nigeria International Energy Summit had evolved over the years into the most prestigious gathering of minds in the energy sector, and this edition has been no exception.

The SGF said that as a nation, Nigeria had been privileged to host industry leaders, policymakers, and experts who had shared their insights, experiences, and expertise.

He said: “The exchange of ideas and the spirited discussions witnessed here have undoubtedly charted a course for the future of energy in our nation.

“In the spirit of inclusivity and cooperation, this summit has provided a platform for stakeholders to engage in meaningful discussions on innovations, policies, advancements, and the overall trajectory of the energy sector in Nigeria.

“The knowledge shared and relationships fostered during this summit will undoubtedly serve as catalysts for the transformative changes that lie ahead.”

He appreciated all the participants, sponsors, and partners who contributed to the success of the summit.

“Your commitment to the sustainable development of the energy sector in Nigeria is commendable, and I am confident that the collaborative efforts initiated here will yield tangible results in the days and years to come.

“As we bring the curtains down on the 7th edition of NIES, let us carry forward the momentum generated during these insightful discussions.

“This summit, will indeed, serve as a catalyst for positive change, innovation, and resilience in the face of the challenges that lie ahead”.

Senator Akume prayed for God to bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria and its people.

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