Oil Political Diligence
Hilton Hannibal has over 35 years experience in oil and gas including LNG sectors and divisions
Altough educated in a different sector mainly medical without any gains achieved my experience as a junior consultant for Gerson Lehrman Groups on natural resources for seven years and Global Insight .I got involved in the oil sector when I arrived in Nigeria and Ghana from Mozambique in 1976 on the onset of its independence and civil war. As an independent political activist I was on par with today Jacob Zuma in Maputo, today`s president of Republic of South Africa .Besides our difference at that time and today we are still best of friends together with many of Africa leaders who were architechs and legends of Africa .It was a time when the freedom movements of Africa was in its prime state of time .Leaders then with no record of fame have now acheived a position of president, prime minister,and even ministers in their respectable governments .It was a time of the cold war ,either Washington or Moscow ...~ but I also came across British,French,Swedish ,Canadian ,Chinese and even North Korea inteligence services though be cloaked in diplomatique intrique.
Leaders like General Oluṣẹgun Ọbasanjọ military leader of Nigeria 1978 -1979, Flt lieutenant Colonel Jerry Rawlings military leader of the Republic of Ghana(good friend), Captain Kojo Tsikata,Tsatsu Tsikata and the Tsikata brothers who in the the 1970`s played and had a big influence in my life and motivation of the oil and gas industry.Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari ,Nigeria civilian president in 1979,Hilla Limann civilian president of Ghana,Southern Sudan leader John Garang, Democratic Republic of the Congo(Zaire) leader Laurent Desire Kabila ,Rwanda leader Paul Kagami and last Robert Mugabe ,president of Zimbawe.What we had in common we were young ,ambitious and brain strucking of teething ideas, poundering foreign ideologies and the influence of persuasion of a given idealogy depending which foreign powers had money of influence.We were active in the 1970`s and forces like coloniasm,apartheid or neo capitilism was the trend for most political movements lo....be it.... that it differed from Nkrumah ,Kenyatta and Sekou Toure 1950/60`s notions of independence.Most of Africa`s,Latin America and Asia liberation movements have assumed or about to assume the chair of president,prime minister or even emperor..To analyze the fundamentals of these leaders takes a pounding of what was on our minds and what was the agenda or revision of past treaties and contracts .The theme was raw materials,(gold,diamonds,aluminium,zinc and crude oil ).Most of the above dignitories including dozens more leaders came to the conclussion that contracts and treaties was a hallmark of the colonial times.It`s on this essence that a revision of antique documents and what benefits it will bring these commodities orientated countries.Hypothetically it will be industrial and economic growth of course there no lieu of Latin America,Indochina ,Asia Minor and Middle East,Everybody came to the conclussion that the colonial past treaties and contracts were the biggest drawbacks beit that after 30 years these contracts and treaties forms the basis of doing business in the contempory world, adapting to 2016 ,forms a norm of memorandum of association and understand the intricacies of dark financial coffers of 75% of worlds nations.
27 Feb 2017