For the extractive industries, your contributions are especially critical to ending poverty, addressing climate change and promoting peace, justice and strong institutions. I am pleased to see such growing interests among business leaders in supporting transparency and combatting corruption.
The conference has been interesting and there has also been a lot of collaboration efforts. I have been here since yesterday and I have been able to learn a lot of new things especially about the oil industry in Nigeria.
Organisational Expectations: Our expectations have been met. It has given us the platform for networking. There are a lot of organisations here. You guys are really doing wonderful things because this is the only platform that brings everyone together within the extractive industry. It is good, and it is something that should continue.
It is a very well organised conference and it is hitting on a lot of the important issues; trying to address issues before they arise and that is something we at AMDC are very much promoting.
I feel it is a very good conference and these are the issues we need to discuss in this country especially to move this country to where we actually want it to be. The convener and partners should keep up the good work. I like the industries they are focusing on and I believe they can channel this event to other ministries and industries.
I was here last year, and I was convinced to come again because many of my expectations were fulfilled. I decided to come again this year to come and learn because the Conference is very relevant to the Nigerian economy.
The Conference has been a wonderful conference. It was well organised with talk shops and not like the normal conferences we (academics) do have where speakers only come to read papers to you. This one is practical. If we have had something like this since inception, our petroleum industry wouldn’t be where it is today. The organisers, CSR-in-Action have done so well.