Nigeria is to acquire 20 per cent minority stakes ($2.76 billion) through the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in the Dangote Petroleum and Petro-Chemical Refinery.
This decision was approved during the last Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday at the Presidential Villa.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva who briefed journalists after the virtual FEC meeting, said the acquisition would cost the country $2.76 billion.
He also disclosed that the FEC also approved contracts for the rehabilitation of Warri and Kaduna refineries.
“The FEC, today, approved the award of contract for the rehabilitation of Warri and Kaduna refineries at the combined total sum of $1.5 billion – $897.67 million for Warri refinery and $586. Nine million for the Kaduna refinery,” Mr Sylva disclosed. “The executive council also approved the acquisition of 20 per cent minority stakes by the NNPC in the Dangote Petroleum and Petro-Chemical Refineries in the sum of $2.76 billion.”
“The first phase is within 21 months; in 23 months, phase two will be completed, and in 33 months, the full rehabilitation will be completed,” he added. “Work has already commenced in Port Harcourt; already the first 15 per cent of the contract sum has been paid to the contractor, and the contractor has fully mobilized to site.”