Nigerian Director, Folashade Adekeye, assumes chairmanship of APPO's Oil & Gas Training Directors Forum

Photo L-R: Secretary General, African Petroleum Producers Organization (APPO), Dr. Omar Farouk Ibrahim; Executive Vice President, Business Services NNPC Ltd (Representative of the GCEO NNPC), Mr. Inuwa Danladi; new Chairperson, Forum of the Directors of Oil & Gas Training & Vocational Education Institutes of APPO and Director NNPC Academy, Mrs. Folashade Adekeye and Managing Director, Algerian Petroleum Institute (API), Mr. Abdelkader Guenone, during the second meeting of the Forum, in Abuja, at the weekend. 

Nigeria's very own Folashade Adekeye has been appointed as the chairperson of the Forum of the Directors of Oil & Gas Training & Vocational Education Institutes under the African Petroleum Producers Organization (APPO).

Adekeye, currently serving as the Director of the NNPC Academy, has taken the reins from the former chairperson, Mr. Abdelkader Guenone, who held the position as the Managing Director of the Algerian Petroleum Institute (API). This transition occurred during the second meeting of the Forum, which convened in Abuja over the weekend.

According to a press release signed by Olufemi Soneye, Chief Corporate Communications Officer of NNPC Ltd., Adekeye, who heads the NNPC's oil and gas training arm, brings into the role over 30 years of experience, and is expected to work with her colleagues from APPO Member Countries in order to foster more collaboration towards addressing the challenges of competences, skill gaps, infrastructure, and poor funding in the organization's training institutions.

Earlier in his keynote address at the opening ceremony of the meeting, the Group Chief Executive Officer of NNPC Ltd., Mele Kyari, represented by Inuwa Danladi, Executive Vice President (Business Services), according to the press release, emphasized the importance of a standardized educational and training approach to meet the changing demands of the oil and gas industry.

Also, APPO's Secretary General, Dr. Omar Farouk Ibrahim, in his keynote address, charged the Member Countries to work towards further enhancing collaborative efforts to establish Oil & Gas Centres of Excellence across the African continent.

Dr. Ibrahim, also from Nigeria, said having good knowledge of the Forum's challenges would enable APPO Member Countries to make recommendations and provide solutions in areas such as Oil & Gas project funding, technology adoption, and the formation of Africa Energy Bank.

He concluded that such collaboration by all member countries will guarantee Africa's energy accessibility, affordability and sustainability, which overall, will strengthen her economies and bring prosperity to its citizens.

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