The inaugural meeting of the National Council on Hydrocarbons (NCH) was held on the 21st November, 2016 and was declared open by the Honourable Minister of the FCT, Mallam Muhammed Musa Bello. The Meeting was presided over by the Honourable Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu. In attendance also was the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Mrs Jamila Shu’ara. The theme for the meeting was “Realising the Potential of Hydrocarbon in Nigeria:
The meeting of the Council was preceded by a one day Technical Session held on Monday 21st November, 2016 under the Chairmanship of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Dr. Jamila Shu’ara. The Technical Session processed a total of thirty-six (36) Memoranda for Council considerations.