Kyari promises NNPC rolls out IPO In 2024

Mr Mele Kyari, the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari, of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has reported that the corporation would be ready for an Initial Public Offer (IPO) by 2024 when its company becomes functional.

Kyari told Bloomberg Television that a lot of arrangements still needed to be put in place before any such move could materialise.

By the provision of the new Petroleum Industry Act (PIA), the NNPC as currently constituted is expected to transition into a fully commercialised business concern in which the public could own shares and take part in its major decisions.

“Surely, it is not what we will do in 2022 or 2023, probably the earliest consideration will be in three years’ time,” the GMD stated.

He reiterated that the corporation’s involvement in the Dangote refinery was to ensure energy security as well as tying down markets for Nigeria’s crude oil.


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