ABUJA–(Icenews NET – June 23, 2011) – Nigeria’s first female minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke has recently extended her visual communication efforts by opening Flickr, YouTube and Vimeo accounts in order to further inform her supporters.
Now, Alison-Madueke’s supporters can watch interviews during her time as Nigeria’s Minister of Petroleum Resources through her YouTube and Vimeo channels, as well as keep up-to-date with her appearances through her Flickr account.
Diezani Alison-Madueke was appointed as Minister of Petroleum Resources on 6th April 2010, and as a result, she became the very first female petroleum minister on the continent. Besides this, she was also the only feminine voice amongst the male dominated Organisation of Petroleum-Exporting Countries (OPEC). She wasted no time tackling the countless challenges within the sector.
Despite the recent criticism made against her, Alison-Madueke is promising to continue the reforms which she argues have engendered transparency in the oil and gas sector and denied “rent-seekers” the opportunity to continue “business as usual.”Secretary General of Ohanaeze, Chief Nduka Eya, stated that Alison-Madueke’s efforts within the industry have not only restored confidence in the economy but have also ensured fuel price stability and product availability. He continued to say, “I doff my hat to Madueke for the way and manner she has injected life and restored confidence in the petroleum sector.”
To view Diezani Alison-Madueke’s visual communication efforts, visit her YouTube, Vimeo and Flickr channels.
About Diezani Alison-Madueke
Diezani Alison-Madueke was born on 6th December, 1960, in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, to the family of His Royal Majesty, late Frederick Abiye and Chief Mrs Beatrice Agama from Yenaka, Yenagoa Local Government Area, of Bayelsa State.
She completed her early education in Nigeria and the United Kingdom before proceeding to study Architecture in the United States. She completed her 5-year professional Architectural degree at Howard University, Washington D. C.
Diezani Alison-Madueke has held three significant Federal cabinet positions in the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria since 2007: First female Honourable Minister of Transportation of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in July 2007; Honourable Minister of Mines and Steel Development, and also Nigeria’s first female Honourable Minister for Petroleum Resources in which she holds the primary responsibility for the stewardship of Nigeria’s vast oil and gas resources.
Alison-Madueke is married with children to Rear Admiral Alison-Madueke (rtd), a former Governor of old Anambra and Imo States and a former Chief of Naval Staff of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.