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International Energy Charter enhances cooperation with ECOWAS

Dr Monica Emmanuel, Nigeria-ECOWAS Coordinator at the Energy Charter Secretariat, undertook a two-week mission to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) countries the Gambia, Ghana and Nigeria, where she met and discussed extensively with all key officials.

Dr Emmanuel met with the Permanent Secretary and Directors and their teams, Mr Modou Njie and Mr Kemo K. Ceesay of the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum of the Gambia; Mr Josselin Amali of the EU delegation to the Gambia; representatives of the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, GIPC, ERARA and Mr Benoist Bazin of the EU delegation to Ghana; the Minister of Science and Technology and DG of the Energy Commission of Nigeria, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu and Prof. Bala Jidere; Directors and media teams in Nigeria; Ambassadors and Directors in the Foreign Affairs Ministry in Abuja; the Director of Energy and Mines of the ECOWAS Commission, Mr Dabire Bayaornibe; Ag. Executive Secretary and Directors of Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission, Hajiya Ladi Katagum, Mr Idowu Isaac A and their team; representatives of the office of the President of Nigeria; Directors and representatives of the Ministry of Budget and National Planning and the Department of International Cooperation, Mr N.A Lawal and Dr Faniran Sanjo; representatives of the Ministry of Power and the Ministry of Trade and Investment and other energy-related private sector experts in Abuja.

Dr Emmanuel gave a general overview of the Energy Charter Process to all key officials in the countries visited and discussed modernisation and expansion, highlighting the benefits for Africa and ECOWAS countries in becoming part of the Process.