NJ Ayuk, the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a top- tier law firm, Centurion Law Group, has released his first book, 'Big Barrels: African Oil and Gas and the Quest for Prosperity'.

Guillaume Doane, CEO of Africa Branding Corp said: ‘This book is dedicated to the force of oil and gas for good, and to good leaders and to people who make good decisions’ in introducing the launch of Big Barrels at the conference."

Although the book focuses more on what has been done right, it retains a series of eight case studies about the positive, negative and ugly experiences of various African countries including Nigeria, Ghana, Angola, Tanzania and Equatorial Guinea use of energy discoveries in their economic development.

In the report João Gaspar Marques said: “The goal of the book was to look across the spectrum and see what has been done right, what policies have worked, what has failed and what has been corrected and then put it all together in one piece of literature so we can start building successful policies that build up the people of Africa,” said Marques.

Africa Oil & Power stated in the report that the book highlights specific areas of success including good governance in Ghana, environmental stewardship in Gabon and employment and enterprise in Nigeria.

Oxford Prospects describes NJ Nyuk as an energy lawyer and an advocate for African entrepreneurs, he is recognized as one of the foremost figures in African business today. A global shaper with the World Economic Forum, and a well-known dealmaker in the petroleum and power sectors.

NJ Ayuk was recently named one of the world’s top energy lawyers by Who’s Who Legal for 2017

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