YEAC-Nigeria Participates in NCH, pushes for Inclusion of Illegal Artisanal Crude Oil Refining Economy in Energy Transition Plans
Youths and Environmental Advocacy Centre (YEAC-Nigeria) on invitation by the Federal Government of Nigeria through the Ministry of Petroleum Resources participated in the 7th Edition of the National Council on Hydrocarbons (NCH) in Minna, Niger State from November 22-25. YEAC-Nigeria was invited through its Executive Director, Fyneface Dumnamene Fyneface to address the Council on its projects with Artisanal Crude Oil Refiners, Presidential Artisanal Crude Oil Refining Development Initiative (PACORDI), Energy Transition and related initiatives on oil theft mitigation mechanisms proposed by Youths and Environmental Advocacy Centre (YEAC-Nigeria).
The National Council on Hydrocarbon is an extraordinary gathering of stakeholders in Nigeria’s oil and gas sector including oil companies, ministries, departments and agencies of government that are directly or indirectly affected by the policies formulated and implemented by the Ministry of Petroleum Resources as approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) to annually review and formulate new policies for the smooth operations of the sector.
Mr. Fyneface Dumnamene who has been at the forefront of the advocacy against pipeline vandalism, crude oil theft, artisanal refining, gas flaring, soot and associated environmental pollution has also been promoting alternative livelihood opportunities for artisanal refiners for environmental sustainability in the Niger Delta with articulated illegal refineries mitigation mechanisms that support just energy transitioning in the country. Hence, the invitation.
(The Executive Director, YEAC-Nigeria, Fyneface Dumnamene Fyneface at the 7th NCH in Minna, Niger State)
The 7th NCH 2022 had as its theme “ROADMAP AND STRATEGIC OPTION TOWARDS ACHIEVING ENERGY TRANSITION IN NIGERIA”.
In his presentation at the event, Fyneface Dumnamene Fyneface spoke on the six key issues he penciled down on a memo submitted ahead of the programme as requested. They include;
1. MODULAR REFINERIES AS OIL THEFT MITIGATION MECHANISM FOR NIGERIA
2. PRESIDENTIAL ARTISANAL CRUDE OIL REFINING DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE-(PACORDI)
3. SOLAR MINI OFF-GRID ELECTRICITY PROJECT AS OIL THEFT MITIGATION MECHANISM FOR NIGERIA
4. NETWORK AGAINST ORGANIZED CRIME IN NIGERIA AND THE GULF OF GUINEA (NAOCINAG) AS OIL THEFT MITIGATION MECHANISM FOR NIGERIA
5. STRATEGIC SENSITIZATION AND MEDIA ADVOCACY AS OIL THEFT MITIGATION MECHANISM FOR NIGERIA
6. NIGER DELTA PIPELINE SURVEILLANCE CONTRACT AND SUSTAINABILITY ISSUES
The details of these are available and downloadable here: Summary_Fyneface_Speech at NCH Minna
Photo Speak: Cross Section of Participants at the Event: