FBN General Insurance, United Bank for Africa (UBA Plc), and Sovereign Trust Insurance are among sponsors of the inaugural Lagos State Petroleum Marketers Safety Conference slated for September 18 to 20.
An industry Safety consultant, Bendeb Sylmar Associates, in collaboration with Lagos State Safety Commission coordinated the event, and aimed at gathering industry experts, regulators and government to a roundtable to discuss how to enhance productivity in handling petroleum products
The conference is expected to set the tone for an enhanced policy articulation and deliberation on safety as it concerns the petroleum sector and its entire value chain.
“The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Emmaneul Ibe Kachikwu is the guest of honour; Chairman House Committee on Petroleum Resources, Downstream, Hon. Akinlaja Joseph is the guest speaker. Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode is the Chief Host.
Bendeb Sylmar Associates Chief Executive Officer, James Akin Ashokeji, said the conference would be a rallying point in the industry, adding that the deal with Lagos State could create an avenue for cross fertilisation of ideas, set agenda and define the space for petroleum industry in the state.
He said: “Top speakers and international facilitators have indicated interest to participate, while key industry leaders and thought leaders in petroleum sector are billed to expand the discussions and chart a new narrative in the industry.