Emerging Issues

In Nigeria, the rate of industrialization and population keep increasing due to diversification agenda of FGN, infrastructural development and lack of a policy that control birth rate. The increase in rate of industrialization and population is synonymous to increase in need for energy to power the industries and also, for domestic purposes.

Although, government is deploying different energy sources through building of hydroelectric power stations, gas powered stations, developing solar energy technology, and also, planning to embrace nuclear energy, gas fired energy and wind energy in order to meet the energy demand due to increase in industrialization and population in Nigeria.

Besides, acceptability of LPG as a household cooking fuel keep increasing, exploration and production of bitumen is one of options for diversification of economy in Nigeria Also, the commissioning of.

Dangote refinery and ongoing modular refinery construction projects in Imo and Akwa Ibom states will soon be commissioned. Unfortunately, Lack of professional safety managerial competence standard certificate for Service Supervisors (Operation), Service Managers (Operation) and Service Directors (Operation) in energy industries will increase the insecurity problems in energy sector.

Also, there is a need to have a professional body to serve as an umbrella for energy service administrators to compliment the effort of regulators in Nigeria to ensure security of human life, facility and environment .

In-conclusion, Society of Energy Administrators (SEA) was established as a professional body with a set goal to collaborate with corporate service operation safety managers in Nigeria such as: DPR, NERC, NOSDEA, NOSREA, LASEPA and ministries such as power, mining, environment and petroleum in Nigeria for Energy Service Operation Safety Managerial (ESOSM) Guideline policy development, enforcement, compliance monitoring and inspection of fossil fuel, biofuel, solar and electricity Energy Services in Nigeria.