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H.E. Mrs. Alison-Madueke--Distinguished Lecture

Invited by the President of Howard University, Dr. Sidney A. Ribeau, The Honorable Diezani K. Alison-Madueke, Minister of Petroleum Resources for The Federal Republic of Nigeria will present a Distinguished Lecture for the University community and invited guests on Thursday, April 26, at 5:00 pm in Rankin Chapel. As a trend-setting leader in the petroleum industry, she will share her perspectives on this critical sector of the global economy. The lecture is entitled, "The Strategic Importance of Nigeria's Oil and Gas to Global Security and the World Economy." Mrs. Alison-Madueke is the only woman to ever represent an OPEC member state.

H.E. Mrs. Diezani K. Alison-Madueke is a Howard alumna (B. Arch., '92), who served as in-house Project Manager and a member of the Planning and Development team responsible for the design and implementation of a comprehensive master building and renovation plan for Howard University. Upon her return to Nigeria, she worked for the Estate Development Division of Shell Oil Company, as director of their real estate holdings, and later led the Corporate Issues and Management Department. After earning a Master of Business Administration degree, she joined the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, becoming the first woman to be appointed as head of each of the ministries she directed: Honorable Minister of Transportation (2007), Honorable Minister of Mines and Steel Development (2008), and now Honorable Minister for Petroleum Resources where she holds primary responsibility for the stewardship of Nigeria's oil and gas resources.

For further information, contact Dr. Jeanne Maddox Toungara, Assistant Provost for International Programs; Email: For press passes, contact the Office of University Communication: Ms. Kerry-Ann Hamilton at 202-238-2332.

Location: Rankin Chapel
Sponsor: President's Office
Contact: Dr. J.M. Toungara
May 2019
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