Eyo Ekpo, Commissioner for Market Competition and Rates, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission

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Panelist at AIX: Energy

He started his career at GCM Onyiuke’s Chambers, Lagos, in August 1988. While there, he specialised in commercial litigation and arbitration and made many appearances in various Nigerian superior courts of record.

After over six years there, he became a founding Partner at Coram (Solicitors) in January 1995. During the next six years, he developed a pioneering practice in infrastructure project financing and telecommunications law and regulation. During this period, Coram merged with two other law firms to form The Law Union, which later became Nigeria’s largest partner-led law firm.

In October 2001, he embarked on a career in public service, joining Nigeria’s privatisation agency, the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), as Team Leader, Power Sector Reform Team (PSRT) and later as Team Leader, Gas and Petrochemicals. During his tenure in the Power Sector Reform Team, between December 2001 and April 2003, he led the PSRT in developing and starting the implementation of the various electric sector reform measures that are now being driven to completion by the Government of President Goodluck Jonathan.

After serving as Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice and as Special Adviser, Special Projects of Cross River State between August 2003 and December 2010, Eyo was nominated by President Goodluck Jonathan and confirmed by the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as a Commissioner in the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).

At NERC, he leads the Market Competition and Rates Division, which has responsibility for seeing to the creation of efficient and competitive market structures and fair pricing in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry.

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