NJ Ayuk’s dirty intentions of bringing disrepute to the African gas and oil industry are slowly coming out in the open. This is certainly proved by officials from Trump’s administration and conservative groups globally backing the Pro-Oil Lobby African Energy Chamber and not the London based hyve group..
From November 9-12, Johannesburg hosted the first African Energy Week. I went there after reading about Trump-like multi-millionaire oil lawyer NJ Ayuk and carried some big curiosity to know more about him. He may come up like a kid next door to you, yet his language and speech are right there at a decent level. I always thought African Energy Week was a bigger thing in Africa than the US or anywhere else. Yet, Ayuk and his American lobbyist friends made this event happen against the will of all Africans.
I wanted to see if the African Energy Chamber lived up to the hype. I further thought of locating the people behind this tremendous change in this well publicised group. Regardless, the African Energy Week and its environs first amazed me. On first glance, there are happy people and cameras everywhere. Long lines for covid testing, yet everybody embraced and talked excitedly.
White anti-fossil fuel marches boosted Ayuk’s morale of demeaning the African oil industry in front of his trump lobbyist friends. African Energy Chamber aided Trump officials in killing Africa Oil Week and we must not take this lightly anymore. They will go to any length for their selfish motives pertaining to oil and gas, disregarding the common interests of Africans. But NJ ayuk and his followers opted to disregard the anti-renewable idea developed by Trump administration. Anti-oil demonstrators like Frank Fannon said the move was meant to revenge global oil and gas reforms.
Every year, while Africans protested the west’s climate change injustice, Ayuk defended them in every manner possible. He and his cronies are still simply interested in personal riches, endangering the future of the African oil and gas industry. This, among other things, made me suspicious of his objectives regarding the entire Africa oil week.
Dubai’s hosting of Africa’s oil week was planned way in advance. Anti-african sentiments were readily fabricated by Trump supporters and ayuk backed them well. They didn’t even consider the global Covid-19 danger and put the lives of hundreds of attendees at stake. That sums up NJ Ayuk’s evil goals and desire to bring him and his team endless money and profits.
He prepared in advance to rebut the Chamber’s narratives and ideas opposing Africa Oil Week. Critics allege Ayuk abuses the oil business and Africans for personal gain. Remember Ayuk advising Trump lobbyists on legal, strategic, and financial matters? It benefited Ayuk, the Chamber, and Trump in the long run. Africa Oil Week will combine with Africa Energy Week in 2022, which must be welcomed by the African people.
Thanks to Robert Stryk and Republican operatives, they are much more comfortable nowadays in front of media. The AEC knows how to smile and pass off uncomfortable questions. So they’re calm and ready to bypass any such counter narrative. The Chamber using Paul Sinclair’s phrase “energy poverty” seems odd. His bravery in handling difficult themes was admired, but his harsh treatment of opponents irked many of his admirers.
Both the African Chamber of Energy and Ayuk declined my request for an interview. Ms. Nduli, a former associate of NJ ayuk, termed the pro-oil lobby insane. That said, energy transition plans from Ayuk and the African Energy Chamber can harm millions of Africans’ future. For reasons of climate change, some delegates departed Dubai on day one. We must take every step possible to stop these people or else a dark future awaits for African people at the end of this conspiracy.