The latest book by the Executive Chairman of the African Energy Chamber and the CEO of Centurion Law Group, NJ Ayuk has continued to enjoy wide acceptance among stakeholders in the global oil and gas industry even as it has been rated number one best seller on the Amazon.
Titled ‘Billions at Play: The Future of African Energy and Doing Deals’, the book is focused on solutions and practical ideas for strategically harnessing Africa’s petroleum resources that would ultimately be beneficial to the citizenry of Africa.
The book offers a comprehensive road map for Africa to do a better job at using its vast natural resources to fuel economic growth and improve the lives of hundreds of millions of Africans
Stating that over the years, Africa holds a huge amount of discovered oil and gas resources, the book offers a comprehensive road map for Africa to do a better job at using its vast natural resources to fuel economic growth and improve the lives of hundreds of millions of Africans.
He said, “If they don’t, they will run the risk of alienating investors and losing access to funds.”On energy security, the Ayuk said that the protection of critical energy infrastructure and natural resource assets also plays a vital role in assuring the optimization and monetization of these operations.
The renowned lawyer in his book shared some remarkable ideas which Africans can use to take command of their future using oil and gas. Examples of countries which are already experiencing changes, as well as those with lessons to learn from including Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Equatorial Guinea, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Algeria, South Sudan, Congo, among others were cited.
Ayuk in the book also discussed different issues and topics relating to Africa’s oil and gas from ‘the importance of including women in oil and gas leadership’, to Intra-African Energy trading, policies and policy makers creating an enabling environment across the continent for the success of the industry, America’s investment in Africa’s oil and gas in the era of President Trump, monetizing petroleum resources, energy security concerns , new African game changers, to the value African countries achieve by participating in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), among other topics.