On 8 July 2022, as a follow-up to the 2022 National Energy Summit held in Abuja, Nigeria, from 4-7 July 2022, the Secretary-General of the Energy Charter Secretariat, Mr Guy Lentz, and his team, Dr Monica Emmanuel, Ms Ishita Pant and Dr Hava Yurttagül, met with Prof. Eli Jidere Bala, Director General of the Energy Commission of Nigeria for a debriefing meeting at the Energy Commission of Nigeria in Abuja, Nigeria.
Prof. Bala thanked Mr Lentz and the Secretariat team for the collaboration in organising the Summit, which was well-attended and succeeded in promoting a clearer path for Nigeria towards acceding to the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT). He expressed his satisfaction with the results of the bilateral meetings held at the different ministries and the National Assembly and stated his hope that the Summit and the accession to the ECT will attract more investments in the Nigerian energy sector. Prof. Bala also stressed the willingness of Nigeria to tackle head-on the challenges triggered by climate change and the determination of the country to achieve the goal of net-zero emissions. He praised, in particular, the expertise of Ms Pant and underlined that the Nigeria EIRA Extended Profile 2020 would help Nigeria amend its institutional and legal framework.