National Youth Empowerment Association (NEYA) Africa, a Pan- African civil society body has congratulated the Petroleum Minister, Dr. (Mrs.) Diezani Alison Madueke on her appointment as President of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
The group said being the first woman ever to be President in the 54-year-history of OPEC, has confirmed the rating of your profile and professionalism as the First Eleven Team Player in the President Goodluck Jonathan Administration, especially with the oil sector as the main stay of the economy. Mrs. Alison-Madueke has to her credit as Minister of Petroleum Resources, the permanent end to perennial fuel scarcity and panic buying across the country as well as the Petroleum Industry Bill, Gas Revolution and local content drive through the downstream of the oil sector. Nothing can be further from the truth that sometimes when the world is faced with critical challenge, a Nigeria solution is presented by nature and providence. Profs. Chukwuma Soludo, Dora Akunyili, Onyebuchi Chukwu did it in the recent past, among others. You have the pedigree to do the needful during your tenure and possibly fix the prevailing oil price anxiety within the OPEC and among the international community. Once again, accept our warmest felicitations for being our pride, a mentor and role model to young Nigerian and African enterprising women.