2 day conference


  Closing of Pre-Conference Master Clas18ocuntary Scree

Conference day 1: Tuesday 7 November 2017

Chairman: Patrick O. Okigbo III, Principle Partner, Nextier, Nigeria


Registration Opens


Chairman Welcome Address 

Ministerial Welcome Address

A critical review of the Nigerian Power sector: Areas for legislative intervention
Hon Bukola Saraki, Senate President, Nigeria*

Hon Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Nigeria*

Hon Babatunde Raji Fashola, Federal Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Nigeria*

10:30 Coffee networking break on the exhibition floor

Opening Keynote Address:

What does the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) mean for the Nigerian Energy Sector?Session 1.1

Chairman: Patrick O. Okigbo III, Principal Partner, Nextier,Nigeria

11:00  Keynote Power Interface Talk

Private power sector voices in the hot seat ·       

  • What advice can the private sector give to policy makers working to solve the liquidity challenge?
  • What is the private sector’s appetite for renewable energy?
  • How can Nigeria leapfrog ageing infrastructure and develop an innovative sector?
  • Current status in reducing the dependence on gas as the major source of generating electricity in Nigeria

On the hot seat

  • Lazarus Angbazo, CEO, Energy Connections Business, GE:Sub-Saharan Africa, Nigeria
  • Onyeche Tifase, CEO, Siemens, Nigeria
  • Akinwole Omoboriowo, CEO, Genesis Energy, Nigeria
  • Hon. (Princess) Gloria Akobundu, CEO & National Coordinator, NEPAD, Nigeria*
  • Solomon Adegbie-Quaynor, Chief Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation, Nigeria*


Networking Lunch Break

Seat at the table:

Unbundling of the Transmission Company of Nigeria?

Session 1.2


What is the current status of the unbundling of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN)?

Usman Gur Mohammed, Interim Managing Director & CEO, Transmission Company of Nigeria, Nigeria*


Debate: What is the roadmap for TCN’s unbundling? ·        

  • Current status of project financing in the construction of new transmission lines
  • How can the unbundled transmission company be more attractive to investors?
  • What change management is proposed for TCN?


  • Tim Ononiwu, Head - Business Development and Project Finance, Geometric Power
  • Ify Emelife, Consultant , African Development Bank, Nigeria
  • Helen Brume, Head: Power and Project, United Bank for Africa PLC, Nigeria
  • Alex A. Okoh, Director General, Bureau of Public Enterprises, Nigeria
  • Usman Gur Mohammed, Interim Managing Director & CEO, Transmission Company of Nigeria, Nigeria*


Networking Break & Expo

Seat at the table:

Reducing Distribution Losses

Session 1.3


What is the status and importance of distribution companies? How will auditing it support to ascertain collection?  

Sanusi Garuba, Vice-Chairman, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, Nigeria*


Panel: How are we going to get paid? ·        

  • Managing the ROI from loss reduction technology  
  • Payment performance for service provision
  • Deployment ‎of meters to consumers 


  • Jamil Gwamna, CEO & Managing Director, Kano Electricity Distribution Company, Nigeria
  • John Donnachi, CEO & Managing Director, Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, Nigeria
  • Olabode Sowunmi, Consultant, House Committee on Power & Senate Committee on Gas at National Assembly of Nigeria, Nigeria
  • Yomi Ogedegbe, Resident Advisor, Power Africa, Nigeria
  • Kola Balogun, Chairman, MOMAS Electricity Meters Manufacturing Company (MEMMCOL), Nigeria*


Networking Drinks Reception


Future Energy Nigeria Industry Awards


Conference day 2: Wednesday 8 November 2017


Registration opens

Keynote Address: Nigeria’s Future Energy

Session 2.1


Stakeholders talk- Resolving the legacy on on-going debts

  • Update on transmission constraints and load rejection by distribution companies
  • Eligible customer in practice
  • Breaking the generation capacity target jinx: The critical role of IPPs and NIPPs explored

On the hot seat

  • Bart Nnaji, CEO, Geometric Power, Nigeria
  • Joy Ogaji, Executive Secretary, Association of Power Generation Companies, Nigeria
  • James Momoh, Chairman &CEO, NERC, Nigeria*
  • Ebrima Faal, Country Director, African Development Bank, Nigeria*  
  • Azu Obaya, CEO, Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors, Nigeria*


Networking Coffee Break & Expo

Regional Power Projects Presentations

Project developers to introduce their projects in a story telling format.  Participants will hear their journey, see their project photos and understand the challenges they faced and how they overcame/ are overcoming the obstacles.

Directly after, project developers will host roundtable discussions so you can ask in-depth questions, get the inside story and find out about other projects in the pipeline.


Northern Solar Projects

Session 2.2

Moderator:  Ayodele  Oni, Partner, Bloomfield Law Practice, Nigeria


With newly signed concession plans towards strengthening Nigeria’s roadmap in becoming a major solar power in Africa, the Northern Solar projects presentation will give an opportunity for project developers to showcase their projects.

Find out the key challenges stinting the solar sector.


  • Ify Malo, Country Campaign Director, Power For All, Nigeria
  • Ifeanyi B. Orajaka, Managing Director, GVE Projects, Nigeria
  • Joel Abrams, Managing Director, Nigeria Solar Capital Partners, Nigeria
  • Marcus Heal, CEO, Pan Africa Solar, UK


Networking lunch & Expo


Southern Thermal Projects

Session 2.3

Moderator: James A. Makinde, Business Development Manager, Shell Nigeria Gas, Nigeria*


Understand the latest progress on gas IPPs and coal projects.  What future projects are on the horizon? 

Find out the key challenges stinting the thermal sector


  • Olumide Noah Obademi, CEO, Afam Power PLC, Nigeria
  • Nicholas Okafor, Partner, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie, Nigeria
  • Massimo Insulla, VIce Chairman / Managing Director, Nigerian Agip Oil Company*
  • Heather Onoh, CEO, G-EURAFRIC, Nigeria*


Networking Break & Expo


Central Region Hydropower Generation Projects

Session 2.4

Moderator: Imo Ekpo, Principal Partner, Micek Consult, Nigeria


Find out the key challenges stinting the hydropower sector.


  • Olubunmi Peters, Executive Vice Chairman,North South Power Shiroro, Nigeria
  • Abdullahi Ketso, Director General, NEPAD Niger State *


Close of Strategic Conference

For more information about the conference, contact Natalie Bacon by phone +27 21 700 3585| natalie.bacon@spintelligent.com