First International Round-Table Dialogue held at CPEEL

The Centre for Petroleum Energy Economics and Law (CPEEL), held her first International Round-Table Dialogue with the topic: "Reflections on Global Environmental and Energy Issues: Challenges and Opportunities and Implications for Nigeria"

The aim of the round-table is to bring together Nigerian international experts in fields of environmental and energy studies to speak on their areas of specialty as it relates to the Environment and Energy nexus, highlight the various academic and research opportunities that exist in the area, and draw on international practices that will offers solutions


1. Professor Akin Iwayemi: Principal Investigator, Centre for Petroleum, Energy Economics and Law (CPEEL), University of Ibadan. Professor iwayemi holds a First Class degree in Economics from University of Ibadan and doctorate degree in economics from John Hopkins University, Baltimore.

2. Dr Rhuks Temitope Alo:  A qualified Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. PhD (law) from the University of Kent at Canterbury in the United Kingdom.He is a recipient of several awards including the prestigious Volkswagen ‘Our Common Future’ Fellowship in 2011 and the ‘Limits to Growth’ Fellowship in 2012. He has authored over 50 publications

3. Engr. Mohammed Omotola:  A Civil Engineer and a British trained Environmental Engineer with over 15 years of international work experience in Programme Management with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Geneva, Switzerland, and with 3 years of work experience in the private sector notably with Julius Berger Nigeria PLC as a Site Engineer in Abuja. 

4. Prof Adeola Adenikinju: Energy and Economics Expert. Director, CPEEL, University of Ibadan, Ibadan. Visiting Scholar to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in 1996 and 2005.
He is on the boards of several local and international Journals. Adeola served as a Special Assistant to the Presidential Adviser on Energy Matters, between 2005 and 2007, and Senior Special Assistant to the President, Office of the Chief Economic Adviser to the President between 2010 and 2011. In 2010, he served as Technical Adviser to the Presidential Committee.

Moderator: Engr. Yetunde Omotosho, Department of Petroleum Engineering and CPEEL, University of Ibadan, Ibadan.