The Host Communities of Nigeria Producing Oil and Gas (HOSCON) will hold its oil and gas summit on the smooth implementation of the Petroleum Industry Act on May 25 at the Petroleum Training Institute, Efurun, Warri, Delta State, the body said at the weekend.
In a statement by the Executive National Chairman, Dr. Mike Emuh, and made available to the press, the summit would bring together all the stakeholders “to rub minds on the inherent issues and intricacies to foster better understanding and cooperation ahead of the takeoff of the PIA Implementation”.
Emuh also noted that the event offers all stakeholders the opportunity to interact, seek understanding and clarifications on the modalities and build confidence towards a mutually beneficial collaboration.
Among major stakeholders attending this summit, the statement added, are the IOCs, LOCs, Traditional Rulers Council of Oil Producing Communities of Nigeria (TROPCOM), NPDC, NDDC, NLNG, NCDMB, Communities Presidents-General, all registered oil and gas pressure groups and associations.
Others are PENGASSAN, pipeline impacted communities and allied stakeholders, upstream, midstream and downstream regulatory agencies, particularly NUPRC, the body charged with the PIA implementation.
Both the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha and the Minister of Environment, Mohammed Hassan Abdullahi will also attend the summit.