Tinubu Issues Policy Directives To Reposition Oil, Gas Sector


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In a move to position Nigeria as the preferred investment destination for the oil and gas sector in Africa, President Bola Tinubu has signed Executive Orders to that effect.

His Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Chief Ajuri Ngelale said, the action was following an extensive engagements, analyses, and benchmarking with other jurisdictions.

He said, flowing from those engagements, the President has initiated the amendment of primary legislation to introduce fiscal incentives for oil and gas projects, reduce contracting costs and timelines, and promote cost efficiency in local content requirements.

Ngelale said, “recognizing the urgency to accelerate investments, the President has directed as follows: (1) ⁠Introduction of fiscal incentives for non-associated gas, midstream, and deepwater developments. (2) ⁠Streamlining of contracting process to compress the contracting cycle to six months. (3) ⁠The application of the local content requirements without hindering investments or cost competitiveness”.

According to him, the details of these Policy Directives would be gazetted and communicated by the Federal Ministry of Information and National Orientation.

“These incentives were developed in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Justice, Federal Ministry of Finance, Federal Ministry of Petroleum, Federal Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning, Federal Inland Revenue Service, the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission, the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission, and the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board”, he noted.

He said, the Special Adviser to the President on Energy has been directed to continue coordinating the aforementioned stakeholders to ensure the implementation of these directives within a stipulated timeframe.


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