Nigeria's Buhari should sell stakes in oil and gas joint ventures, says Seplat Chairman ABC Orjiako

Bryant (ABC) Orjiako, Chairman, Seplat. Credit: Oil & Gas Council

Nigeria‘s new government should sell its stakes in joint ventures in the country’s energy industry, the chairman of Seplat Petroleum said on Monday, adding his company would be interested in buying, especially in the gas sector.

Through Nigerian National Petroleum Corp (NPCC) the government owns shareholdings in a number of joint exploration and upstream ventures with international oil companies.

Selling the stakes would help the government focus on areas like tax collection, while strong private sector involvement in industry would help spur economic growth, Seplat Chairman and co-founder A.B.C Orjiako told Reuters.

Read more: Nigeria’s Buhari should sell stakes in oil and gas JVs -Seplat chairman | News by Country | Reuters

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