The Nigerian government and the United States of America have expressed their mutual interest in enhancing their partnership in Nigeria’s energy sector. During a visit to the Nigeria National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) Towers in Abuja, officials from both countries, including U.S. Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Energy Resources, Geoffrey Pyatt, reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening collaboration.
Mr. Pyatt emphasized the United States’ eagerness to deepen ties with the Nigerian government, particularly in the energy field. This collaborative effort reflects the commitment of President Joe Biden and the U.S. government to engage in a partnership with Nigeria.
“My presence with my team here in Abuja today is a reflection of President Biden and the U.S. government’s commitment to our partnership with Nigeria.
“Our understanding of the importance of the decisions that you have to make about how to continue to develop your resources in a way that delivers benefits for the citizens of this country and also protects our shared environment, I had the opportunity last December to sit down with NNPCL GCEO, Mele Kyari, on the margins of the Africa Leaders Summit.
During a visit to the Nigeria National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) Towers in Abuja, U.S. Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Energy Resources, Geoffrey Pyatt, highlighted two significant disruptions in the global energy system.
The first is the energy transition towards sustainable power sources and technologies that reduce carbon emissions from fossil fuels. The second is Russia’s impact on the global market due to its actions in Ukraine and subsequent sanctions.
Pyatt expressed pride in the partnership between the Bureau of Energy Resources and NNPCL in carbon management and affirmed the commitment to continue this collaboration. He proposed the establishment of a U.S.-Nigeria strategic energy dialogue.
Gabriel Aduda, the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources, emphasized Nigeria’s readiness to work with the U.S. team for a swift and equitable energy transition, with a focus on maximizing the use of gas. Nigeria has implemented incentives and the new Electricity Act to attract investment and address energy poverty.