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Nigeria Energy Leadership Summit 2023

Theme: Unlocking new value with reforms, investment and technology

The Nigeria Energy Leadership summit aims to gather all stakeholders involved in the value chain, including government leaders, gas companies supplying fuel to grid-connected plants, independent power producers, generation, distribution, and transmission companies, technology providers, and agencies facilitating the development of renewable and off-grid solutions.

The Summit will provide a platform for the public and private sector in Nigeria to engage with international energy leaders and investors, not only offering a stage to share knowledge but a platform for developing solutions and forming partnerships to meet Nigeria’s energy challenges.

By engaging the highest level of decision makers and international partners, Nigeria Energy will provide a blueprint for Nigeria’s power sector to improve access to electricity and drive economic growth for Nigerians.

*Note: The Nigeria Energy Leadership Summit is by paid access only. Please get in touch with us at [email protected] to book your delegate pass. 

Conference Agenda


Official opening of the Exhibition and Registration


Welcome by Emcee
Wisdom Chapp-Jumbo,
Sr. PR Specialist


Welcome remarks by Informa Markets
Ade Yesufu,
Exhibition Director, Nigeria Energy


Chief Adebayo Adelabu (FCA, FCIB, OFR), Honourable Minister of Power, Federal Republic of Nigeria


Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos State Governor 


State spotlight leadership keynotes

A glimpse of how prominent states in Nigeria are creating a framework of the electricity market plan, what makes their power plan unique, the proposal to integrate off-grid energy solutions, and the incentives in place for value chain partners.

Honorable State Governors 

Short keynote addresses from invited State Governors


Delegate Networking Lunch



Oritsedere Otubu, Chairman, EKEDP- Eko Electricity Distribution Plc 


The power sector decentralization bill, which was recently signed into law, permits 36 states to generate, transmit and distribute electricity in areas that are currently covered by the National grid. This session explores the impact of the Bill on electricity access and the framework needed to bolster national power generation capacity, transmission, and distribution.

  • Overview of the new bill and how it will affect the existing system
  • The role of regulators in an effective transition – what does the governance framework for a decentralized grid look like
  • The impact of the Bill on power sector planning, gas supply, transmission system constraints
  • The impact of the Bill on commercial viability of the Power sector, investor confidence and Foreign Direct Investment
  • The impact of the Bill on end-users


  • Dafe C. Akpeneye, Commissioner- Legal, Licensing & Compliance, NERC- Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission.
  • Engr.  Sule Abdulaziz, Chairman of the Executive Board- West African Power Pool, MD/CEO, TCN-Transmission Company of Nigeria
  • Folake Soetan, MD & CEO, Ikeja Electric
  • Engr.  Godwin Emmanuel, Head of Generation, Sahara Power Group
  • Adeola Sunmola, Partner, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie 
  • Chima Ochi, Head, Legal Advisory & Contracts, EKEDC- Eko Electricity Distribution Company

Dr. Idowu Oyebanjo, CTO, FGN Power Company



A must-attend session that will voice out the central challenges faced by DisCos, financial stability and the clean energy pathways adopted to encourage investments.


  • Folake Soetan, MD & CEO, Ikeja Electric
  • Praveen Chorghade, MD/CEO, Enugu Electricity Distribution Company
  • Olajumoke Delano, Chief/Head Regulatory & Government Relations, Abuja Electricity Distribution PLC.
  • Kofo Olawoyin, Chief Power Procurement and Regulatory Officer, EKEDC- Eko Electricity Distribution Company.

Dolapo Kukoyi
, Managing Partner, Detail Commercial Solicitors 


Coffee and Networking Break 


Carbon markets provide a fantastic chance to raise billions for the continent's countries' climate finance requirements while also increasing energy access, generating jobs, preserving biodiversity, reducing emissions, and promoting climate action. However, only a small portion of Africa's potential for carbon credits is currently produced.

This session will talk about voluntary carbon markets and how they are becoming critical decarbonisation tools. Speakers will also share the ambitions for Voluntary Carbon Markets and what steps are required to fulfill them.


  • Olaniyi James Ogunleye, Managing Director, Carbon-Limits Nigeria
  • Dr. Salisu Dahiru, Director General, National Council on Climate Change
  • Oche Agbese, Head, Gas Trading and NC, GACN- Gas Aggregation Company of Nigeria  

Dr. Eugene Itua, CEO, Natural Eco Capital


Day 1 closes


Cocktail Reception (By Invitation Only)


Delegate Networking


Welcome and recap of Day 1 by Emcee
Wisdom Chappjumbo,
Sr. PR Specialist



Keynote address: Electricity Act
Engr.  Sanusi Garba,
Chairman/CEO, NERC - Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission- (To be confirmed) 

Keynote address: Electricity standards
Engr.  Aliyu Tukur Tahir,
Managing Director/CEO, NEMSA- Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency

Keynote address: Grid Capacity Regional Control System 
Engr.  Sule Abdulaziz, Chairman of the Executive Board- West African Power Pool, MD/CEO, TCN-Transmission Company of Nigeria


Overview: Spotlight on how Ghana’s evolving power mix affects the energy trilemma of energy security, energy equity, and environmental sustainability.

Opening Keynote: Hon. Andrew Mercer, Deputy Minister for Energy, Ministry of Energy, Ghana.


Ing. Ebenezer Kofi Essienyi, CEO, Ghana GRIDCo

Hanson Monney, Head- Power Generation and Transmission Unit, Ministry of Energy, Ghana

Lom Ahlijah, Managing Attorney, Integri Solicitors & Advocates, Ghana.


Delegate Networking & Lunch | Exhibition Visit

  • Engr.  Sule Abdulaziz, Chairman of the Executive Board- West African Power Pool, MD/CEO, TCN-Transmission Company of Nigeria
  • Ing. Ebenezer Kofi Essienyi, CEO, Ghana GRIDCo
  • Hanson Monney, Head- Power Generation and Transmission Unit, Ministry of Energy, Ghana
  • Eyo Ekpo, Energy Lead-Transition Team, United Kingdom – Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility (UKNIAF).

Paschal Odinde,
Lead, Membership & Partnership, Future Energy Leaders Network-Shell Nigeria


Coffee and Networking Break


Nigeria offers appealing investment options across various sectors including gas, hydropower, solar, biomass, wind, and more. Blessed with resources for both renewable and non-renewable energy, the nation offers workable solutions to address power shortages and support the Federal Government's ambition to dramatically enhance the nation's installed capacity by the year 2030 and beyond.

Unlocking more finance remains key to Nigeria’s energy future. It requires stronger efforts on the ground that are backed by global support.

How can attendees benefit: Bringing together leading investors from the US, EU, multilateral development banks, and legal consultants, the session aims to share thoughts on the liquidity scenario of the market, how is the funding planned, and what is required to increase financial flows to Nigeria.


  • Arsh Sharma, Senior Energy Specialist, World Bank 
  • Benson Adenuga, Head of Office, and Coverage Director- Nigeria, BII West Africa Investments Ltd
  • Chido Onyilimba - Head, Origination & Structuring, Infracredit
  • Chris Okoro, MD/CEO, Eunisell Interlinked Plc
  • Emeka Okpukpara, Partner, Nextier Power
  • Godfrey Ogbemudia, Project Officer-Energy, and Circular Economy Green and Digital Economy Section, Delegation of the European Union to the Federal Republic of Nigeria & ECOWAS 
  • Dr. Marcin Lapa, Partner at 7BC Venture Capital & President- Office of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Al-Qassimi (Official)

Josephine Udonsak
, Partner, Dentons ACAS-Law


Nigeria’s Energy Transition Plan (ETP) was unveiled last year which highlighted the important role of Natural Gas as a transition fuel to a net-zero economy. But several challenges remain to be addressed to meet the current needs including – gas supply issues, scattered demand centers, security of gas infrastructure, and an uncertain macro-economic outlook.

Investing in developing dual-use infrastructure and innovative technologies is crucial to push up supply.

Nigerian gas value chain players will shed light on the challenges, investment needed to boost gas activity, the intervention required to satisfy energy demand, and the future of the export market for gas.


  • Oladayo Williams, Program Executive, Tetracore Energy
  • Dr. Joseph Tolorunse, Authority Secretary, Legal Adviser, NMDPRA-Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority
  • Ed Ubong, Director for the Decade of Gas Secretariat, Shell Companies in Nigeria
  • Andrew Smith, Deputy Chief of Party, PA NPSP-Power Africa Nigeria Power Sector Program.
  • Chiedu Ugbo, MD/CEO, Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited
  • Skipper Nigeria Ltd.
  • Peter Ikenga, MD/CEO, Transcorp Power Limited

Lom Ahlijah,
Managing Attorney, Integri Solicitors & Advocates, Ghana.


Dr. Idowu Oyebanjo
, CTO, FGN Power Company


Ebipere Clark, Special Adviser (Infrastructure & Industry) to the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria


Day 2 closes


Registration and Networking


Welcome and recap of Day 2 by Emcee
Wisdom Chappjumbo,
Sr. PR Specialist


Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad
, Managing Director and CEO, REA- Rural Electrification Agency


Prof Chidi Magnus Onuoha,
Rector, AEI – Asteven Energy Institute, President, Governing Council- REEEAA-Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Associations Alliance 


Nigeria’s ETP was launched last year to showcase its commitment to achieving carbon neutrality, ending energy poverty, and driving economic growth. The key challenge is to transition to net-zero emissions while building sustainable power systems to drive economic growth.

A not-to-be-missed session to understand the complementary actions that are required to make this successful. It will dwell on the key factors that will impact the power industry.


  • Dr. Segun Adaju, CEO, Consistent Energy
  • Chukwuka Okoli, CEO, PawaVest
  • Prof Chidi Magnus Onuoha, Rector, AEI – Asteven Energy Institute, President, Governing Council- REEEAA-Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Associations Alliance

Ibi Ogunbiyi, Partner, Olaniwun Ajayi


Integration of digital technology in the power sector changes business models and transforms operations and delivers value to customers. Digitalization has the potential to save billions of power generation costs. The use of drones, smart metering driven by IoT, and remote monitoring solutions can keep them informed about energy usage and solving unfair billing challenges.

The session brings in leading players from the technology space to share case studies on remote monitoring solutions, financing, payment solutions, modeling, and system design.

Keynote: Engr. Barnabas Gwaivangmin, FNIEEE, National Vice Chairman – Power, NIEEE- The Nigerian Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers

Sponsor talks
Format: Case study presentations


Delegate Networking & Lunch | Exhibition Visit


Hear the latest updates on the NMMP, efforts taken to strengthen the local meter value chain and how it is supporting Nigeria’s economy by eliminating erratic billing.


  • Engr. Ademola Isaac Agoro, FNSE, MD/CEO, Protogy Global Services Limited, Vice President Collaboration and Linkages, NSE- Nigeria Society of Engineers 
  • Engr. Kola Gbolasere Balogun, CEO, MEMMCOL- Momas Electricity Meters Manufacturing Company Limited
  • Senior Representative, Mojec International Holdings

Dr. Yemi Oke, Professor of Energy/Electricity Law, University of Lagos


Coffee and Networking Break


Given the widespread use of mini-grids across Nigeria, the emphasis on sustainability has assumed critical importance. The majority of the nation's mini-grids are financed by the federal government and development partners.

The sessions bring together perspectives from mini-grid developers, financiers, and agencies to share their thoughts on the financial and technical sustainability of mini-grids.


  • Ayodeji Ademilua, President, REAN- Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria 
  • Olamide Niyi-Afuye, CEO, AMDA- Africa Minigrid Developers Association 
  • Tolutope Dada, Director of Business Development, Havenhill Synergy Ltd

Engr. Lucas Istifanus Ibrahim, Member- NIEEE- The Nigerian Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Principal Engineer/Adjunct Lecturer- The University of Jos, Nigeria. 


The energy crisis is posing to be an urgent issue creating pressure on businesses across the power sector. This requires solutions that will reduce energy costs and carbon emissions.

Local developers to share their challenges, opportunities and how it can contribute to the clean and sustainable growth of Nigeria.  


  • Omoyemi Olayiwola, Director, Policy and Advocacy, Green Building Council Nigeria 
  • Prince Ojeabulu, Chief Executive Officer, Rensource Energy



Capacity Building strategies and Energy Transition strategies for empowering Nigeria.

Ahmed B. Nagode, Director-General, NAPTIN- The National Power Training Institute of Nigeria