Meet Our Keynote Speakers

Prof. Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria (Invited, TBC).
Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President of Nigeria,  selected as Buhari’s running mate in the 2015 elections.
Yemi Osinbajo is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and Senior Partner in the Law firm of Simmons Cooper Partners.
His tertiary education was at the University of Lagos and the London School of Economics and Political Science obtaining the LLB and LLM degrees respectively.
He was appointed Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in 1999 and reappointed for a second term in 2003. During the period of his public service, he commenced the Lagos State justice reform project. A prominent feature of that project was the establishment of the Directorate for Citizens’ Rights (DCR) which provides free legal services and legal representation to indigent citizens of the state. This initiative gave a voice to many who would otherwise not have a way to access their rights.

He would be speaking on:

Lights, Power, Development: Electrifying Nigeria’s Economic Recovery and Growth

Mr. Babatunde Fashola,

Minister of Power, Works & Housing, Nigeria (Invited, TBC)
Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola SAN was sworn in as the Honourable Minister for Power, Works and Housing, newly created through an unprecedented consolidation of the three hitherto distinct ministries, by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday 11th November 2015.
Mr Babatunde Fashola comes to the job with high acclaim as the immediate past Governor of Lagos State. Elected the thirteenth Governor of the State on May 29, 2007 and overwhelmingly re-elected for a second term on the 26th of April 2011, his second term tenure came to a glorious end on May 29, 2015 with the swearing in of Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, his successor from the same All Progressives Congress.
Babatunde Fashola was called to the Nigerian Bar in November 1988. He cut his teeth as a barrister in the law Firm of Sofunde, Osakwe, Ogundipe and Belgore, as a litigator specializing in chieftaincy matters, land disputes, intellectual property, commercial and criminal law.

He would be speaking on:

Roadmap for Incremental, Stable and Uninterrupted Electricity Supply in Nigeria

Prof Eli Jidere Bala (Confirmed)

Director General Energy Commission of Nigeria
Professor Eli Jidere Bala is Director-General/Chief Executive Officer, Energy Commission of Nigeria. 
He graduated with Second Class Upper Division in Engineering from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1977 and subsequently Master of Engineering degree in 1980. He obtained a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degree in Applied Energy from Cranfield Institute of Technology, the United Kingdom in 1984. Professor Bala rose through the ranks from Graduate Assistant in 1978 to become Senior Lecturer in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1987 and later became Professor of Applied Energy in 2004. He joined the Energy Commission of Nigeria in 1999 as a Deputy Director, Energy Planning and Analysis Department and rose through the ranks to the Director-General/Chief Executive of the Commission since 2013 till date.
Professor Bala is a member of many professional bodies and associations, namely: Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), Fellow Nigeria Society of Engineers (FNSE), International Association of Energy Economics (IAEE) and Fellow of Solar Energy Society of Nigeria (FSESN).

He would be speaking on:

Roadmap for Nigeria's Energy Future.

Amb. Henry Macaulay

Minister of Energy, Sierra, Leone
Amb. Ing. Henry Macauley is currently the Minister of Energy of the Republic of Sierra Leone. He has served as the Sierra Leone High Commissioner to Nigeria, accredited also to the Republic of Angola, Republic of Benin, Republic of Cameroun, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Equitorial Guinea, Central Africa Republic and ECOWAS. Amb. Ing. Macauley consummate skills in Diplomacy and International Relations. Has significant experience in corporate business development and international trade especially in West Africa.
Macauley has participated in various Government/Private sector negotiations and programs He created the Sierra Leone Nigeria Economic Commission (SLENIG) and the Nigeria Sierra Leone Chamber of commerce. He has worked relentlessly and successfully to take Nigerian Companies to Sierra Leone, fostering trade and economic development between the two countries The Academic degree of Master of Business Administration from the Knightsbridge University in Denmark Bachelor of Engineering Honours Degree in Electrical Engineering from Fourahbay College – University of Sierra Leone A Certificate in Introduction to Oil Industry – Oxford Princeton Program A baccalaureate of French Language – Alliance Francaise Paris, France

He would be speaking on:

Policies, Collaborations, Markets: Powering Sierra Leone's Energy Revolution

Engr. John Ayodele (Confirmed)

Deputy Managing Director, Ibadan Disco
John Ayodele is a distinguished Electrical Engineering graduate from Ahmadu Bello University. A versatile executive and engineering management professional, with an unparalleled history of success spanning more than 35 years in Government Agency management, engineering operational oversight, strategic policy formulation, engineering design, and execution.
His career spans over a myriad of strategic roles and functions like; The Director, Telecoms and Postal Services, with Federal Ministry Of Communications Technology, Abuja, Nigeria, The Director, Investment and Sector Development Federal Ministry Of Power, Abuja, Nigeria, The Executive Director, Operations Power Holding Company Of Nigeria (PHCN), Abuja, Nigeria, The General Manager (Technical Services), PHCN and a repertoire of others.
Engr. Ayodele is a family man who enjoys playing golf at his leisure. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, (NSE) and has served as Chairman of the Electrical Division of the NSE.

He would be speaking on:

Sustainable Power Distribution for Improved Electricity Supply

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