The Landmark petroleum industry regulatory Law known as the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) has been enacted and assented by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The law which was conceived 20 years ago and introduced to the National Assembly 14years ago will reshape the petroleum operational environment in Nigeria. Inspite of its imperfection and the controversy which the P.I.A has generated, the organised private sector believes that P.I.A legislation will serve as the framework that will enhance growth of the oil and Gas industry. The organised private sector also says that the Petroleum industry act will Stimulate Investors interest and give them confidence. The Urgent need for stakeholder’s education and Public Relation was emphasized by the organized private sector and other stakeholders.

It is for this reason that Business Education Exams Council, Africa Leader in Management and Public Relations Education decided to put together this Round table seminar on “Petroleum Industry Act, its Economic Impact and the challenges of Public Relations”

We have the pleasure in inviting your Organization or Agency or company or Ministry to sponsor a strong team of officials to attend the Round Table on “PETROLEUM INDUSTRY ACT ITS ECONOMIC IMPACT AND PUBLIC RELATIONS CHALLENGES” which will be held at the Virginrose Resort Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, from 21st TO 22ndof October, 2021.

Round Table Objectives

At the end of the Petroleum Industry Act Round Table, participants will:

  1. Have a better understanding of the petroleum industry Act, its economic impact and Public Relations Challenges
  2. Update participants on the unbundling of the Nigerian National Petroleum corporation and the creation of NNPC Ltd
  3. Review the provisions of the new petroleum regulatory agencies, the Nigerian upstream petroleum regulatory commission (NUPRC)and the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Agency
  4. Review the impact of P.I.A on the Oil and Gas industryand their Public Relations Implication and challenges
  5. Learn about its implementation strategy of the Act

Who Should Attend

The Round Table is designed for

  • Operators of the Oil and Gas industry
  • Government Oil and Gas Agencies and Regulators
  • Managing Directors, Executive Directors, Non-Executive Directors, Officials of the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Officials of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources and their Agencies including NNPC Group, DPR, PPPRA, Petroleum Equalization Fund, NAPIMS, Pipeline and Products Marketing Company (PPMC) etc.
  • Oil and Gas Companies Upstream, Mainstream and Downstream
  • Oil and Gas Marketing companies
  • Bulk oil plants officials
  • Officials of the Local Content Regulatory agency
  • Refineries officials
  • Members of the Oil and Gas Professional Associations
  • Investors and potential investors in the Oil and Gas industry


Day 1:  21st Oct, 2021
8:00am – 8.45am   –       Registration
8.41am – 9.00am   –       Welcome Address by Mike Okereke,
President BEEC International

 9.01am- 9.15am    – Keynote Address by:H.E. Timipre Sylva, (Hon. Minister of State of Petroleum Resources and Chairman of the Implementation Committee of the P.I.A) Topic: The Petroleum Industry Act and the Implementation Strategy
Blueprint for the petroleum industry and implementation

Time: 9.16am – 10.30am

Topic: The Overview of Petroleum Industry Act (P.I.A)
A review and analysis of the provisions of the Law

Speaker:      Barrister Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri
(Associate Law Consultant, BEEC International)

 10.31am– 11.00am – Tea/Coffee Break

Time: 11.01am – 1.00pm

Topic: The Petroleum Industry Act (P.I.A) and its impact on the Nigerian Economy

  • The organized private sector view point

Speaker: Dr. Chinyere Almona
(Director General of Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry)
1.01pm       –        2.00pm       –        LUNCH


Time: 2.01pm – 4.00pm

Topic: The P.I.A and Change Management: The New NNPC Ltd

  • The structure, function and challenges of the NNPC Ltd
  • What of NNPC Divisions and Companies: are they under NNPC Ltd?
  • What is the policy and strategy of NNPC Ltd

Speaker: Mr. Mele kyari
(Managing Director of NNPC LTD)

DAY 2: 22nd October, 2021


Time: 9.00 am – 10.30 am

Topic: P.I.A and the Regulatory Agency: The Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission

  • Nigeria Upstream Petroleum Regulatory commission (NUPRC) and the Challenges for the Upstream Operators

Speaker: Engr. Sarki Auwulu

(Director, Department of Petroleum Resources) or his nominee

10.31am– 11.00am – Tea/Coffee Break


Time: 11.00am– 1.00 pm

Topic: The Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Agency and the Challenge

Private Sector View Point

Speaker: Chief Tunji Oyebanji

(Former Chairman and Managing Director of Mobil Oil, Managing Director

II Plc and president of the Independent Oil marketers Association)

1.01pm       –        2.00pm       –        LUNCH


Time: 2.01pm – 3.30 pm

 Topic: P.I.A and its Public Relations Challenges

  • What are the public relations challenges of P.I.A?
  • What should be the response to address the challenges?
  • Public Relations policy and programme for P.I.A
  • Stakeholders Education and Engagement
  • Community Relations
  • Investors Relations and strategy
  • Issues and crisis management

Speaker: Prof. Abigail Ogwezzy-Ndisika, Immediate Past Head of the Department of Mass Communication, University of Lagos.

Discussant: Mike Okereke, President, BEEC International

DAY 2: 22nd October, 2021


Time: 3.31pm – 5.00 pm

Topic: P.I.A in its Impact on Industrial and Labour Relations

  • A review and analysis of the provision of the Law and their implication for employees

Speaker: Barrister Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri

The Congress fee =N=180,000.00 + TAX (ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY THOUSAND NAIRA ONLY) per delegate.

The fee covers the following:

  • Programme design & delivery
  • Lecture Materials in CD
  • Lunch for participants and Consultants on course days
  • Course bags and jotters
  • Case study and Syndicate work
  • Training room and equipment

Booking Procedure:

Take the first step by sending us an email and give us the following information:

  1. Name of your organisation, full address, Email address, Phone number of contact person
  2. Also, send immediately the names and job titles of nominees from your organisation that will be attending the programme

On receipt ofthe above information BEEC will invoice your organisation.

 ALL BOOKINGS ARE PRE-PAID. Payment is by Bank remittance to the Account of Business Education Examinations Council. Bank details and invoice will be sent when we hear from you. Please treat as urgent.

Payment link: For on-line payment login:

We look forward to welcoming you all in Lagos, Nigeria. If you prefer On-Line, you can join after registration and payment. Joining instruction will be sent to all paid participants

With our best wishes.

Mike Okereke
President, BEEC International
Past President, African Public Relations Association
Past President, Nigerian Institute of Public Relations
Past Board Member, International Public Relations Association