Meet the Minister of State, Petroleum Resources (Oil)

I'm Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri, born on the 3rd of March, 1967, embodies a lifelong dedication to public service and political leadership within Nigeria. My journey through the corridors of power has been marked by significant roles and responsibilities, each a testament to my unwavering commitment to the development and progress of our nation.
Having served as the Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development from 2015 to 2019, I immersed myself in the crucial task of fostering agricultural growth and rural empowerment. During this tenure, I spearheaded initiatives aimed at enhancing food security, promoting sustainable agricultural practices, and empowering rural communities to thrive independently.
Prior to my tenure in the agricultural sector, I had the honor of representing the resilient people of Bayelsa West Senatorial District as their Senator from 2007 to 2015. This period afforded me the opportunity to engage directly with the diverse needs and aspirations of my constituents, advocating tirelessly for their rights and welfare at the national level.
Before my journey to the Senate, I had the privilege of serving as the Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly. This experience equipped me with invaluable insights into the intricacies of legislative processes and governance at the state level, further fueling my passion for effective policymaking and impactful leadership.
Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri
Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources (Oil)

Currently entrusted with the vital role of Minister of State for Petroleum Resources (Oil), I stand at the forefront of Nigeria’s crucial energy sector, tasked with navigating the complexities of the petroleum industry while advancing policies that ensure its sustainable growth and development. In this capacity, I am dedicated to leveraging Nigeria’s abundant natural resources to drive economic prosperity and social advancement for all our citizens.

Throughout my career in public service, I have remained guided by a steadfast commitment to integrity, accountability, and the collective well-being of Nigerians. As I continue to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of Nigerian politics, I remain resolute in my dedication to serving my country with honor, diligence, and a vision for a brighter future for all.

As Minister of State for Petroleum Resources (Oil), my mission is to propel Nigeria towards a future defined by energy excellence and sustainability. In pursuit of this vision, I am committed to the following objectives:

Strategic Resource Management: Implementing transparent and efficient strategies to optimize the utilization of Nigeria’s oil wealth, ensuring maximum benefits for all Nigerians.

Diversification Drive: spearheading a transition towards a diversified energy portfolio, embracing renewable sources and innovative technologies to reduce reliance on oil and build long-term resilience.

Environmental Stewardship: Prioritizing environmental responsibility, implementing sustainable practices, and mitigating the impact of oil operations on our ecosystems and communities.