Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu in conjunction with the Inter-Ministerial Working Group on Niger Delta, Visits Imo State.

Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu in conjunction with the Inter-Ministerial Working Group on Niger Delta, Visits Imo State.
December 06 13:55 2017 Print This Article

The Honorable Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel I. Kachikwu in conjunction with the Inter-Ministerial Working Group on Niger Delta, today paid a visit to Imo State.

They were received by the Governor of Imo State, His Excellency Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha in the course of the one day technical and stakeholders engagement. This is in line with the 5th component of the #7BigWins Initiative of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources which fits in with the overarching objective of the Federal Government of Nigeria’s new vision for the Niger Delta Region (#NDNewVision).

The objectives of the Technical and Stakeholders Engagements are as follows:

  1. To inform and explain key policy initiatives of the Government to the States in the Niger Delta (i.e. Modular refinery, gas flare commercialisation, and Strategic Implementation Work Plan).
  2. To explore partnership with the States on implementation of these specific policy initiatives.
  3. To constitute an implementation framework comprising a Steering Committee led by the State Governor and a Technical Committee with membership drawn from all relevant agencies.
  4. To articulate a communique of issues identified and agreed during during this engagement process.
  5. And formalize this through a partnership MOU for implementation of the policy areas discussed with the States.
  6. To understand key drivers of militancy and youth restiveness in the States.
  7. To identify business and investment opportunities that have considerable impact for the Oil and Gas sector.