Stakeholders set for extractive industry conference
CSR-in-Action has partnered with the Nigerian Extractive Transparency Initiative (NEITI) to organize the fourth edition of Sustainability in the Extractive Industries Conference (SITEI) to bring together key stakeholders to discuss critical issues in the industries.
The conference, according to the orgsnisers, is scheduled to take place on the 19th of November, 2015, in Abuja with the theme: “Unlocking the Hidden Potential in the Extractive Industries”.
Attendance at the SITEI is expected to see government personnel, business leaders, change enthusiasts and innovators from all works of life attend.
The Executive Director, CSR-in-Action, Bekeme Masade, said: “There has been an over dependence on procurement on oil and oil wells by local and international business, whereas our nation is blessed with a plethora of other high potential mineral resources which can be sources of tremendous revenue to the nation.
“Beyond that, there are manufacturing and industry potential; in the production of nuts and bolts, machinery and other paraphernalia needed for efficient production. The government and private sector need to have a fuller appreciation for the depth of progress that responsible public-private partnership can yield for the nation, and SITEI intends to make that progress a reality. ”
Some of the expected speakers include: Prof Yemi Osinbajo (Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria); Nasir el-Rufai (Executive Governor, Kaduna State), Mrs Zainab Ahmed (Executive Secretary, NEITI), Ingo Herbert (Consul General, Germany); Mutiu Sunmonu (Immediate Past Country Chair, Shell Companies in Nigeria); Neff Clay (CEO, Chevron) among others.
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