Student Forum: Nigerian Issues and Energy Transition in Developing Nations
Recorded On: 07/22/2021
Organized by the European Chapter.
Jamilu Ibn Mohammed, Doctoral Student, Robert Gordon University
Ilias Kazeem, Postgraduate Research Student, University of Aberdeen
Victor Azubike Ph.D, Oil and Gas Law Student, Robert Gordon University
Solomon Nwaulikpe Obulor, Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, University of Aberdeen
Moderator: Vanessa Castillo, Senior Solicitor, Brodies LLP
In a jurisdiction with so many energy law students, young practitioners, and AIPN Student Clubs, the Regional Executive Committee in Scotland is committed to involving and engaging young people in the association. In doing so, they have organized this interesting webinar featuring student speakers from Scottish universities.
This webinar includes four student presentations focused on Nigerian issues and the energy transition in developing countries. Jamilu Ibn Mohammed speaks on the flaring situation in Nigeria, comparing it with the evolving UKCS regime. Ilias Kazeem reviews the facts and holding of an international commercial arbitration decision rendered in London on the responsibility of the Nigerian state for the unilateral repudiation of a certain gas supply and processing agreement involving P&ID. Victor Azubike considers the political and economic demands of the worldwide climate emergency and analyse how such imperatives may impact the economy of developing nations, especially those who are fossil fuel rich such as Nigeria. Solomon Nwaulikpe Obulor considers the legal difficulties which developing countries may have in effectuating an energy transition away from fossil fuels.