Adebayo Obajemu

The figure showed a staggering profit. Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC’s most profitable firm, National Petroleum Investment Management Services, NAPIMS has posted a revenue of N5.04 trillion and a profit of N1.01 trillion in 2018 (its latest report).

This is a fundamental departure from the loss figure of 1.65 trillion naira in 2017, as its total assets rested at N18.6 trillion with the oil and gas components valued at N14.2 trillion.

This is as the NNPC for the first time, published links to audited accounts of its 20 subsidiaries.

The Corporation over the weekend published links to the 2018 accounts signed by Chief Executive Officer Mele Kyari.

It, however, did not publish consolidated audited accounts for the group

In response, Waziri Adio, Executive secretary of Nigeria Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative, NEITI congratulated the Corporation over the milestone.

“Having such disclosure is good for transparency and accountability,” Waziri Adio said through his official Twitter handle, @Waziriadio

Mr. Adio urged the Corporation to make the disclosure “a regular practice and in open data format.”

Its oil production subsidiary, the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company, NPDC reported a post-tax profit of 179 billion naira in 2018, while the three refineries reported a combined loss of 154 billion naira with the Kaduna refinery recording no revenue for that year