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FG to privatise BoI, BoA in 2014 -

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

FG to privatise BoI, BoA in 2014

FG to privatise BoI, BoA in 2014... NAIJA INTEL

Plans are underway by the Federal Government to private both the Bank of Industry (BoI) and the Bank of Agriculture (BoA) next year.

While BOI is to be sold to new core-investors by mid 2014, majority ownership of BOA is slated for transfer by next year end, according to Director General of the Bureau of Public Enterprise (BPE), Benjamin Dikki in an interview in Abuja.

Ahead of this timelines, according to Dikki, the bureau is “working with the Coordinating Minister of the economy to structure the development financing institutions, and right now, we have a memo before the National Council on Privitisation to approve for us to commence partial privitisation on BOI and BOA. Subsequently also, we are working on the Minister of Finance to establish a mega development finance institution long those of Brazil and Germany that will be properly capitalized, and be able to access real time financing both locally and internationally.

“What has been discovered is that institutions presently are able to offer loans for between seven to 10 years which is not good for development. We want institutions where people can access long term funding and at reasonable interest rate

“We will look at these issues and compare them with what is obtainable globally so that we can also get the best and also protect our people,” he explained further.

Continuing, Dikki said the privatisation plans are part of efforts by the President Goodluck Jonathan administration to give impetus to the revitalisation of development financing in Nigeria.

nigeria-flag... FG to privatise BoI, BoA in 2014... NAIJA INTEL

nigeria-flag… FG to privatise BoI, BoA in 2014… NAIJA INTEL

He said the process seeks to among others inject intervention funds into the two Development Finance Institutions  (DFIs) to revatilise their operations, proceed with the partial Privatisation of BOA and BOI and set up a wholesale, multi sector DFI that would source local and international credits and on-lend to smaller DFIs and  commercial banks in Nigeria.

According to him, “going forward the BPE will seek NCP’s approval to commence the engagement of diagnostic review advisers for BOA, Privatisation advisers for BOI to commence the Privatisation transactions and transaction advisers for BOA once restructuring exercise is concluded and approved.


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