If Nigerians decide to elect former vice president Atiku Abubakar as the President of Nigeria come February, he plans to make good on his promise to sell Nigerian state oil company, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC.

Atiku told business leaders in Lagos on Wednesday that he remains committed to privatising the state oil company, Reuters reports.

“I am committed to privatising NNPC. Even if they are going to kill me, I’ll do it,” Atiku said.

Oil sales make up around two thirds of Nigerian government revenue, and NNPC plays a crucial role in generating the revenue for the government.

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The problem, however, has been that NNPC, over the years has been at the centre of alleged graft.

Over the past few years, billions of dollars in oil revenue have either been stolen outright or mismanaged.

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