The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele, has given hints that more state-owned enterprises would be privatised.
The governor made this known to journalists at a press conference to mark the end of the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank, in Bali, Indonesia.
“As you all know, CBN is the majority shareholder in mint and it was thought fit that being the majority shareholder and given that mint is an important national asset, that Bureau of Public enterprises (BPE)should divest from mint and that is why that happened,” Emefiele said.
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“On this issue of whether more and more of this will be coming, I am aware as a member of the national council on privatisation that more are coming and I believe in due course the BPE will make this available for us.
“I’m also aware that ASCON is also in the cart for a total review of the process of privatization so that our aluminium sector can eventually come to live.”
Udoma Udo Udoma, the minister for Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, minister for Finance and Mary Uduk, acting Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), also gave feedback from the various meetings they attended.