Diezani K. Alison-Madueke is Minister of Petroleum Resources since April, 2010. She was appointed Nigeria's minister of transportation on 26 July 2007 and then transferred to Mines and Steel Development in 2008.
Diezani K. Agama was born on in Port Harcourt, Nigeria (6 December, 1960). The future Minister was specialized in architecture during her studying at Howard University in the United States. After graduation Diezani was involved in Shell Petroleum Development Corporation. In 2002 Alison-Madueke decided to continue studying at Cambridge University for MBA. Diezani was the first woman who became Nigerian Executive Director (April, 2006).
Minister of Petroleum Resources
One of Daezani’s statements stated that the oil and gas industry will be reformed in such way that people will be satisfied with it. The Nigerian Content Act passed by President Goodluck Jonathan in April 2010 allowed to increase the percentage of agreements in the field of oil industry, that are designed for rewarding Nigerian companies. It is so called a reaction to the supremacy of foreign enterprises.
One of the most controversial policy issues Alison-Madueke is considered to be cessation support of government subsidies for fuel. She explains this fact that such kind of support is enormous financial burden on the state, the advantages of rich people and the promotion of underinvestment in critical infrastructure.
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