Nigeria-Africa Natural Resource & Investment Summit Speakers

The inaugural NAFNIS Summit featured a host of speakers and dignitaries from across Africa and around the world.

On behalf of the Event Team and The Federal Government of Nigeria, we thank everyone who has contributed to the ongoing challenges of developing energy policy and projects in Africa.


H. E. President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR,

President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

H.E. Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum

Executive Governor, Borno State, Nigeria

H.E. Abdullahi Sule

Executive Governor, Nasarawa State, Nigeria

H.E. Arc. Olamilekan Adegbite

Hon. Minister, Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Nigeria

H.E. Engr. Abubakar Aliyu

Hon. Minister, Ministry of Power, Nigeria

H.E. Ms. Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed

Hon. Minister, Ministry of Finance, Budget & National Planning

H.E. Geoffrey Onyeama

Hon. Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nigeria

Hon. Otunba Niyi Adebayo

Minister of Trade and Investment, Nigeria

H.E. Monsieur Honere Sayi

Hon. Minister, Ministry of Energy and Hydraulics, The Republic of Congo

Hon. Martin Gama Abucha

Hon. Minister, Ministry of Mining, Republic of South Sudan

H.E. Djerrassem Le Bemadjiel

Hon. Minister, Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Republic of Chad

H.E. Dr Mohamed Mahmed Oun

Hon. Minister, Ministry of Oil & Gas, State of Libya

H.E. Chief Timipre Sylva

Minister of State, Ministry of Petroleum, Nigeria

H.E. Chief Sharon Ikeazor

Minister of State, Ministry of Environment, Nigeria

H.E. Ambassador Zubairu Dada

Minister of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nigeria

Hon. Dr Steven L. Kiruswa (MP)

Deputy Minister, Ministry of Minerals, United Republic of Tanzania

Hon. Zachary Ayieko

Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS), Ministry of Petroleum and Mining, Republic of Kenya

Dr. Oluwatoyin Akinlade

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Mines and Steel Development

Mr Lamin Camara

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Energy, Republic of the Gambia

Amina J. Mohammed

Deputy Secretary-General, Chair, UNSDG – United Nations

Amina Benkhadra

Director General, Office Nationale des Hydrocarbures et des Mines (ONHYM) 

Mr Foday Mansaray

Director General, The Petroleum Directorate of Sierra Leone

Mr Bouziane Mahmah

Secretary General, Ministry of Energy Transition and Renewable Energies, People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria

Mr Mele Kyari

Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corp.

Abdulkadir M. Ahmed

Group Executive Director, Gas & Power, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

H.E. Omar Farouk Ibrahim

African Petroleum Producers Organisation (APPO)

Dr Abdulrazaq Garba

Director General,
Nigerian Geological Survey Agency

Engr. Garba Sanusi

Chairman, Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)

Engr. Simon Nkom

Director-General, Mining Cadastre Office, Nigeria

Engr. Simbi Wabote, FNSE

Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Development Monitoring Board.

Dr Alhassan Iddrisu

Chief Economics Officer and Director of Economic Strategy and Research Division, Ministry of Finance, Ghana

Justin Bgoni

CEO, Victoria Falls Stock Exchange

Engr. Simon Nkom

Director-General, Mining Cadastre Office, Nigeria

Engr. Farouk Ahmed

CEO, Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA)

Gbenga Komolafe

CEO, Nigerian Upstream  Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC)

Dr Bondi Gevao

Executive Chairman, Environmental Protection Agency, Sierra Leone

Mr NJ Ayuk

African Energy Chamber/ Centurion Law Group

Mr Abdul Samad Rabiu

Chairman/CEO, Bua Group

Engr. Israel. E. Abraham, MNSE, MNIM, FCAI

President, Nigerian Institution of Power Engineers

Dr Wiebe Boer


Bankole Cardoso

Managing Director, ENGIE Energy Access Nigeria

Mr Bola Onadele Koko


Dr Innocent Ozoemena Ezuma (PhD)

Executive Chairman, ETA-ZUMA Group

Engr. Ahmad Salihijo

Managing Director
Rural Electrification Agency (REA)

Alok Gupta

Managing Director, African Industries

Mr Lamido Yuguda

Director General, Securities & Exchange Commission

Samaila Zubairu

President & CEO
Africa Finance Corporation

Nere Emiko

Executive Vice Chairman Kian Smith Trade & Co.

Dr Joy Ogaji

Executive Secretary,
Association of Power Generation Companies

Uchenna Ibe

Business Case Manager, RWE

Akintunde Babatunde

Deputy Director, Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development

Christian Spano

Director, Innovation
International Council on Mining and Metals  (ICMM)

Prof. Eli Jidere Bala, FNSE, FAEng.

DG and CEO
Energy Commission of Nigeria

Philibert Dutrieux

Founder and CEO, iH2 – Ivoire Hydrogène

Toyin F Sanni

CEO, Emerging Africa Group

Emeka Okpukpara

Partner, Nextier Power

Engr. Justice O. Derefaka

Technical Adviser (TA) – Gas Business & Policy Implementation to the Hon. Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Nigeria

Khaled El Dokani

Country CEO, LaFarge Africa Plc 

Dr Jamie Speirs

Faculty of Natural Sciences, Centre for Environmental Policy
Imperial College London

Lehlé Baldé

Award-winning Media Advocate

Rodrigo Zeidan

Associate Professor of Practice of Business and Finance/Affiliate Professor, New York University Shanghai/Fundacao Dom Cabral

Segun Lawson

CEO, Thor Explorations

Gbenga Hassan

Managing Director,  Àrgentil Capital Management Limited

Opuiyo Oforiokuma

Senior Partner, Africa50 Infrastructure Acceleration Fund

Jules Ngankam

Group CEO, African Guarantee Fund

Rukaiya El-Rufai

Sustainability and Climate Change Lead, PwC

Hajia Fatima Shinkafi

Executive Secretary, Solid Minerals Development Fund

Prof. Sani Sambo

Dean Faculty of Engineering Usman Danfodio university Sokoto. Former DG and CEO Energy Commission of Nigeria

Engr. Sule Ahmed Abdulaziz

Managing Director Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN

Ayedun Fasina

Managing Director, Multiverse Plc

Jimoh Rauf Badamosi

CEO, JRB Solar

Adeniran Aderogba

Founder, CLG Securities Limited

Onyinye Anene-Nzelu

Head of Mini-Grids, ENGIE Energy Access Nigeria

Akonte Taylor-Harry

Head of Operations, ENGIE Energy Access Nigeria

Patricia Simon-Hart

Managing Director/ CEO, AFTRAC Ltd.

Eyo Ekpo

Director, New Frontier Development Ltd.

Onaseye Onabolu

Director, Sona Analytics

Janet Adeyemi

President, Women in Mining

Ademola Ogunbanjo

Executive Vice President, Oando Clean Energy

Eberechukwu Oji

CEO, ND Western Limited

Duke Benjamin

Sector Coordinator Climate & Energy and Head, Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP), GIZ

Dr Adeoye Adefulu

Partner, Odujinrin & Adefulu

Eluma Obibuaku

Head of Power, Africa Finance Corporation

Taiwo Okwor

Vice President , Natural Resources, Africa Finance Corporation

Bambo Ibidapo-Obe

General Manager Commercial, Oando Energy Resources