Nigeria Oil And Gas: Brake State Oil Firm Into 30 Companies
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is notoriously opaque and has been accused of withholding billions of dollars in government revenue, prompting calls for an overhaul.
Nigeria is Africa’s largest oil producer, accounting for a daily output of two million barrels, but most of its inhabitants are poor. The country imports most of its petrol because of a lack of domestic refining capacity.
“For the first time, we are unbundling the subset of the NNPC to 30 independent companies with their own managing directors,” Ibe Kachikwu, Minister of Petroleum said. “Titles like group executive directors are going to disappear and in their place you are going to have chief executive officers and they are going to take responsibilities for their titles,” he said.
“At the end of the day, the CEO of an upstream company must deliver an upstream result.”