Bank-Anthony Okoroafor, the chief executive officer of Vherbarge International Limited and President of Petroleum and Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN),in this interview with Andy Nssen and Ajose Sehindemi bares his mind on a number of burning issues including how genuine change from Nigeria’s government can solve the agitations in the restive Niger Delta and how government policies can create over a million jobs in the oil sector. He also speaks on opportunities for West African nations at this year’s West African International Petroleum and Exhibition Conference (WAIPEC 2018) holding in February in Lagos, Nigeria
I visualize a situation where 50 per cent of the Nigerian production is going to come from indigenous companies, l visualize a future where our FPSO would be made and fabricated in the country, a country where we would never have fuel scarcity, a country where we would not import petrol or diesel, a country with 24 hrs power supply, self-sufficiency in energy, a country where what we make in the oil and gas sector is used to develop other sectors properly, get the educational system working well, equip our universities, secondary schools, primary schools, have excellent centers for research. I want a future that is very bright for our children where they would have quality education with quality jobs waiting for them after school.
Interview by Andy Nssien and Ajose Sehindemi
Frontpage August 15, 2019