‘Collaboration key to innovative solutions, FDIs attraction in energy sector’
To showcase Nigeria’s energy industry to potential investors as well as develop value-chains in the oil and gas sector, especially among local operators and the academia, there is need for collaboration in bridging access to information and technology transfer.
This was the view of the Lead Promoter of Energy Hub and former Managing Director of Energia, Dr. Felix Amieyeofori, while speaking on the need for a digital marketplace for the energy industry.
According to him, Nigeria’s oil and gas sector needs a hub where stakeholders interface and solutions are provided to issues and manpower challenges in the sector.
Unveiling the new energy digital marketplace, called EnergyHub, Amieyeofori said the platform was designed to provide seamless collaborations amongst all industry players in the energy sector to include, oil and gas – service providers, operators, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), investors, regulators, and academia; renewable energy and the energy information and technology providers.
He explained that the platform equally seeks to empower B2B, B2C and C2C collaboration for businesses that provides energy to Africa, adding that the platform provides a space where all energy stakeholders can enquire, acquire, lease, sell, advertise, and market their products and services just at the push of the button.
“Our vision is to see all stakeholders in the oil and gas, and the broader energy spectrum to efficiently transact their businesses within a digital community at any time. This business to business interface will support quick business decisions that will significantly eliminate wastages in terms of time and costs in service and product delivery”, he added.
Highlighting the benefits that the platform brings to the academia, he said the resource centre will create seamless interactions between the school and the industry, as well as with the industry regulators within the energy ecosystem.
“It offers tertiary institutions the platform to showcase their creativities in research and development to a wider audience and business community for recognition and partnership. The platform will also facilitate the placement of students for internship, and even employment opportunities in the industry.
“Energyhub will eventually bring the needed technology transfer and domestication not only within Nigeria, but also on the African continent as Global Technology providers come into the collaboration room to interact with Indigenous players”, he added.
The Corporate Business Manager, Ms Blessing Muoneme also pointed out that Energyhub will further provide topical energy news and updates, events/conferences and business intelligence for all its partners.
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