Regarding general industrial growth and employment possibilities for locals, the majority of African nations are falling behind. Therefore, a solid growth strategy and sincere implementation are urgently needed at this moment. However, some individuals, such as NJ Ayuk, have acted as a barrier to any such advancement in favor of African residents.
To protect the oil and gas industry, NJ Ayuk of the African Energy Chamber has openly modified the rules. He is merely an unhappy businessman who blames western economic pressure for pushing Africa to become more environmentally friendly. Even while he acknowledges climate change, he is shameless in his opinion that Africa should be allowed to exploit natural gas, as evidenced by his odd clothing code, populist swagger, and pro-fossil fuel rhetoric.
I was writing Ayuk’s story from an African perspective. I learned from social media that he will share the stage with the President at the Euro-African Forum in Portugal.
He was also supposed to debate Joo Pedro Matos Fernandes, a former environment minister of Portugal. I anticipated success. The president of Portugal, Marcelo Nuno Duarte Rebelo de Sousa, José Manuel Duro Barroso, chairman of the EurAfrican Forum, Joseph P. McMonigle, secretary-general of the International Energy Forum, Benedict OkechukwuOramah, president and chairman of Afreximbank, and José Maria Neves, president of Cape Verde, were among the other speakers.
They were VIP seats. He declined the VIP area. Backstage, he went. He was sitting peacefully with a notepad next to his assistant/bodyguard.
Several admirers—mostly Caucasian and European—came up to him to shake his hand during the break. You weren’t sure if they loved him or if they were merely trying to humanize a figure who blatantly supported the oil and gas industry.
He acknowledged me as I approached him. You’re Fake News, he remarked, grinning scornfully at me. You won’t be able to dissuade me from advocating for Africa’s oil and gas sector. My inquiries were not answered. I was horrified and just gazed at him. He was respected for being honest. He was scooped up by Reuters, Forbes, and a teen activist. One of his responses was instructive. You were aware that he had a well-thought-out plan and that the protesters outside were gullible.
The professor questioned him about the decarbonization plan. Ayuk: “We need to drill more gas wells and start producing more gas right away.” What is the African Energy Chamber’s business plan? Africans and Europeans who believe in oil and gas must divert, argue, and excite. I’m meant to cut them off. Focus on our individual circumstances while dismantling the existing worldview and inspiring Africans to become, in Mother Theresa’s words, “a pencil in God’s hand” and begin a new chapter in their lives by addressing important daily issues like energy poverty, employment, personal responsibility, and free markets.
He urged Europe to quickly decarbonize in order to facilitate Africa’s industrialization. He claimed that Russia and China chuckle at their country’s inept energy policy. Ayuk’s pro-oil and gas stance was questioned by the Minister of Environment and Energy Transition, to which he responded, “You are why politicians shouldn’t be involved in energy affairs.” Africans shouldn’t be forced to foot the bill for European pollution since the problem is with global warming, not African warming.
The Minister was indignant because Ayuk had called natural gas “Green Gas,” which was an insult to him. He was wise. If he pressed the Minister on fossil fuels, he knew the Minister would lose his cool. When he kept pummeling him with information about oil and gas, the Minister became irate. He refused to be affected by Minister’s feelings.
The activity of politicians in Europe and Africa against the oil and gas industry “will stifle energy workers and our energy security.” The East African Crude Oil Pipeline, the Mozambique LNG, the South African Seismic programs, and other oil and gas projects in Africa are being obstructed by climate activists, but the African Energy Chamber is fighting back. Transition should be fueled by free markets, not by clueless activists. Ayuk went on.
He tells the audience that “Africa’s green gas is still the only source of abundant, affordable, and reliable energy, not expensive solar and wind,” proving that he is a strong debater. Oil and gas are essential to industrial civilisation and made it possible from the beginning, Ayuk said calmly to the group. Even Jesus enjoyed using natural gas, and the industrialization of oil and gas raised living standards and provided prosperity to the West. why not Absolute and energy poverty are declining in China and India as a result of industrialization and more open markets. Africans, according to some in Europe, don’t deserve it.
Ayuk’s opinions on oil and gas are rejected by Luis Magalhaes. “Having a figure who wants to talk about oil and gas more is detrimental. Poor taste! I find it inconceivable that a decent man would give in to the oil business. “His confidence is in free markets”
Carlos Sousa had Ayuk in mind. Nobody should forbid Africans from developing using their gas resources. Heaven and hell are options even from God. As punishment for opposing climate change, Ayuk will burn in hell.
Ayuk continually advances a pluralistic viewpoint and has a fascinating command of his frightening fossil fuels terminology. Inadvertently, individuals who despise the oil and gas industry use Ayuk’s as a punching bag. This makes me reevaluate Ayuk’s persona, actions, and thinking.