Nigerian National Petroleum Company NNPC Limited has made history by becoming the company with the highest share capital in the country.

The Registrar General of the Corporate Affairs Commission CAC, Alhaji Garba Abubakar revealed this today in Abuja while presenting the Certificate of Incorporation of the Company to President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House.

A statement by the Head of media Unit of the CAC, Rasheed Mahe says the presentation ceremony was organized by the Management of the NNPC LIMITED headed by the Company’s Chief Executive Officer Malam Mele Kyari.

It explained that Alhaji Garba Abubakar told President Muhammadu Buhari that the Company was registered electronically within 24hrs adding that it had an initial share capital of 200 Billion Naira.

Responding, President Muhammadu Buhari noted with delight the feat attained by the NNPC LIMITED and therefore charged the Management of the Company to ensure it was adequately capitalized.

He pledged continued support to the company which was strategic to the economic development of the country and therefore prayed for its success.

The statement recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari has on 16th August, 2021 signed into law, the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA), 2021.

Section 53(1) of the Petroleum Industry Act 2021, requires the Minister of Petroleum Resources to cause for the incorporation of the NNPC Limited within six months of the enactment of the PIA in consultation with the Minister of Finance on the nominal shares of the Company.

Similarly, the Registrar General, Alhaji Garba Abubakar had earlier revealed that the CAC completed the Registration of the NNPC LIMITED on 22nd September 2021.

Auwal Muhammed, Kaduna