U.S.–Africa Energy Summit 2017
Collaborative and Partnership Opportunities in the United States
for Steady-State Supply of Electricity in Africa

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Hon. Precious Ngelale

Hon. Precious Ngelale

Former Nigerian Minister of Commerce

The Hon. Precious Ngelale served as Nigeria Minister of Commerce where he successfully engaged in numerous international trade missions beginning in 2002 that resulted in trade agreements between Nigeria and countries throughout Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and North America. Many of these trade agreements remain serviceable to the Nigerian economy, and continue to have positive impacts on domestic productivity and employment. Prior to his appointment as Minister of Commerce, he was the Minister of State for Water and Natural resources.

Chief Ngelale’s interest in public service began soon after he returned to Nigeria from the US upon completion of his university studies. He went on to serve as an elected representative in Rivers State House of Assembly. He holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin.