NIGERIA: Diezani Alison-Madueke Biography And Profile

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NIGERIA: Diezani Alison-Madueke Biography And Profile

Diezani Alison-Madueke CON was born on the 6th December 1960 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria into a family of dedicated leaders. Her late father, HRH King Frederick Abiye Agama, was the Ogbotom Edede of the Epie Atissa clan and her mother, HRM Chief Beatrice Agama, is long-standing women’s leader and advocate.

Diezani Alison-Madueke education includes a 5-year professional Bachelor’s degree in architecture from Howard University in the United States, and an MBA from Cambridge University (Hughes Hall) in the United Kingdom.

Alison-Madueke joined Shell Petroleum Development Company Nigeria in 1992 and rose steadily through the ranks to be appointed the Corporation’s first female Executive Director in it’s over 70 years existence in Nigeria, in 2006.

In 2007, Mrs. Alison-Madueke was appointed the first female Minister of the mega Transportation Ministry (which at that time included the Maritime, Aviation, Roads and Railways Sectors) and went on to become Minister of Mines and Steel in 2008. In 2010, His Excellency, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan appointed her as the first female Minister of Petroleum Resources in the nation’s history.

In that same year, Alison-Madueke made historic appearance as the first female ever to lead a country delegation to the annual Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Conference. In 2011, following the Presidential elections and inauguration of a new administration, Mrs. Alison-Madueke was re-appointed as Minister of Petroleum Resources.

On 27 November 2014, she was elected the first female President to OPEC barely 3 weeks afterwards, on 16 December 2014, she was elected President, Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF).

She is also Chairman Committee of Ministers of the West African Gas Pipeline Authority (WAGPA). She is also the first and only woman to hold an Honorary Doctorate Degree (Management Sciences) from West Africa’s premier defence institution, the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), in Kaduna State, Nigeria.

Since her appointment, she has worked assiduously to transform Nigeria’s oil and gas industry for the benefit of all Nigerians, championing the passage of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Bill to law in April 2010. Today Nigerians operate across the entire spectrum of the sector with over 250,000 jobs created and over 300 new indigenous companies formed as at the end of 2014.

As part of her commitment to transparency and accountability in the industry, she personally supervised the re-draft of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), which is now before the House of Assembly, awaiting their passage. The gas master plan is also part of the minister’s effort to ensure that the country’s vast gas reserves are tapped sustainably to transform the country into a gas superpower providing gas for industrialisation, gas for export and gas for power.

Today, the upstream sector has continued to maintain up to 2.2 mbopd crude oil and increased gas production from 6.3 to 8.1 bcf/d at the end of 2014.

Mrs. Alison-Madueke is a global activist who advocates for ending energy poverty in developing countries. She works tirelessly to enhance energy security in the Gulf of Guinea, thereby contributing to the world’s economic stability. She is a gender advocate who mentors young women to pursue careers that will provide the foundation for economic and personal fulfillment.

Mrs. Alison-Madueke is married to Rear Admiral Alison Madueke (rtd) a former Chief of Naval Staff and a former Governor of both the old Imo and Anambra States, in the Country’s South Eastern Region. She is a devoted mother and grandmother.

– cwcnog


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