Chief Philip Asiodu
I have the pleasure in writing this Foreword to the first Nigeria’s Oil and Gas Annual. If it is taken that the Nigerian Oil Industry has come of age, going by the advances made in recent times as the nation goes into deep waters exploration, I think it is heart-warming that the Media sector too is daily waking up to the demand on it to give valuable information which will be of tremendous use to professionals and investors (local and foreign) in the industry.
I have found out that the Publisher of the Annual have exhibited a high level of professionalism in the quality of production. But more important, I can see that in producing this compendium of information, the Publisher have displayed a good amount of understanding of the industry.
Particularly, I am satisfied that this will serve as a ready guide to both professionals and ordinary investors. For those who crave to understand the industry, the Annual should serve as a ready companion. Above all, in highlighting details of fiscal and legal regimes in the industry, foreign investors and financiers should be well appraised of the nation’s oil industry and its potentials.
The language of the write-up is lucid and brief. The package is laced with illustrations and data. In all, an image of a growing and promising industry is graphically presented. .
At this time when the nation is making all efforts to improve on her Reserves in an increasingly competitive global oil industry, it is heartening that the Publisher of the Annual is bringing out a package that can help along the line to convince investors that Nigeria is a credible and potentially fulfilling oil industry.
I congratulate the Publisher and Editors of the very first Nigerian Oil and Gas Annual for a job well done. Going by their ability to sustain the production of their first (monthly) publication, RESOLUTE MAGAZINE, which. is focused on Energy and Finance, for the past four years, I have the confidence that practitioners in the industry will give them the needed encouragement to ensure that this new publication is annually produced and improved upon for’ the development of Man, the Oil Industry and the Nation.