An ad-hoc committee to review and make recommendations to the National Council on Privatization on the resolution of all outstanding issues that had delayed the sale of the non-core assets of the Nigerian Coal Corporation (NCC) has been inaugurated. Inaugurating the committee in his office, the Enugu State Governor, Mr. Sullivan Chime charged the committee to carry along all key stakeholders in the quest to resolve all pending issues.
A statement from Head of Public Communications of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) Chigbo Anichebe says the Director General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises, Mr. Benjamin Dikki had earlier stated that the specific responsibilities of the committee to include, meeting with the host communities, addressing the issue of massive encroachment on NCC lands by various individuals and groups.
He said the committee will also be looking to resolve issues with the state government as regards the land swap for the Golf Course and payment of compensation on economic trees on the swapped land. Dikki pointed that the committee will also be charged with the implementation of certain aspects of the resolution, including the perfection of the title deeds to the lands.
Secretary to Enugu State Government will serve as Chairman of the committee while other members include Enugu State Commissioner for Lands; Enugu State Commissioner for Commerce; Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice; acting Director, Mines & Solid Minerals Dept. (BPE); acting Managing Director, NCC; and C.A. Chizea & Co to serve as member and secretary. The Committee has 90 days to submit its report.