CEPDeR Webinar Series


Following COVID-19 lockdown and the global decline in aggregate demand, Nigeria is presented with a unique opportunity to advance its energy market and the National Gas Expansion Programme (NGEP). This is essential because the mission of Nigeria’s Gas Policy is “to move Nigeria from a crude oil export-based economy to an attractive gas-based industrial economy” (DPR, 2017). However, with the decline in the prices of crude oil and petroleum products, as well as, petroleum investment, sustainable gas supply could be threatened. Meanwhile, the perennial power shortage in Nigeria was highlighted during the COVID-19 lockdown as families generated their own power.

Against this background, therefore, it becomes pertinent to consider the prospects of natural gas in the Nigerian electricity supply industry (NESI). It is particularly germane as both markets are central to Nigeria’s economic recovery, growth and diversification agenda. Consequently, CEPDeR’s webinar is a platform for discourse by local and international experts towards proffering workable solutions for Nigeria.

Date: 12, June, 2020.

Time: 2:00 PM WAT (GMT +1)


The event is has closed however, you can Click here to read the policy brief from this event.

You don’t want to miss this. Below is the profile of the discussants.

Dr Ekpen Omonbude

He is a petroleum, energy and mineral resources economist with over two decades of experience in policy and regulation, market fundamentals, asset valuation, and investment decision making. Ekpen is currently the Group Managing Director of Eraskorp Nigeria Limited, a conglomerate with operating interests and assets in the energy and agriculture sectors. He is also a Founding Director of Bargate Advisory Limited, a UK-based energy and mining sector consultancy.

Prof. Subhes Bhattacharyya

He is an internationally renowned energy specialist with more than 30 years of experience in the energy sector. He’s specialised in energy in the developing world and focuses both on non renewable and renewable energies but with a multi-disciplinary perspective combining technical, economic, environmental, regulatory and financial issues facing the sector.

Mrs Abimbola Joy

She is graduate with a First-Class Degree from Covenant University and was the best economics graduate in 2007. Also, she has a Masters in Energy Economics with Distinction from the University of Dundee, UK. Abimbola previously worked at Mobil Oil Nigeria PLC, Axxela, and Vice President, Special Projects – Rensource Distributed Energy Limited. She is currently a Senior Manager at Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading (NBET).

Dr. Shawn Mu

He is a Reader in Energy Economics at Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) University of Dundee where he has worked since 2008. Dr Mu is a member of International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) and won two Best Student Paper Awards (first places) in its international and North American Conferences

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