Director General of Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Mr. Benjamin Dikki has said that the agency is finalizing arrangements with the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development to commence the privatization of the remaining 4 coal blocks of the Nigerian Coal Corporation (NCC) in Enugu State.
A statement from BPE said Dikki made this known in Enugu at the official handover of the Headquarters of the Nigerian Coal Corporation (NCC) and the Colliery Hospital to the purchasers, the Enugu State Government.
Dikki said that the acquisition of the Headquarters of the Nigerian Coal Corporation by the State Government was significant given the role of coal in the development of the state.
“We hope to soon grant concessions of these coal blocks to credible investors,” Dikki said. The privatization program seeks to handover these coal blocks to credible investors that would invest money and expertise to mine these coal blocks to create employment and bolster the economic fortunes of Enugu State in particular and Nigeria in general,” he added.