Billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola has announced his exit from Forte Oil.
This comes months after he informed the public that he would sell his shares to Prudent Energy, a local oil tending firm.
Otedola, who was the Chairman and majority shareholder of Forte Oil Plc until recently, revealed on Instagram that he has sold his 75% stake in the oil marketing company and will now focus on hls power generation business, Geregu Power Plc.
He went on to wish his successors at Forte Oil “the very best”.
“A few years ago, my team and I embarked on an arduous task of transforming a moribund petroleum marketing business, African Petroleum Plc (formerly British Petroleum) into Forte Oil Plc; a leading integrated solutions provider with solid footprints in downstream petroleum marketing, Upstream Services and Power Generation and one in which we built intrinsic value to the benefits of our shareholders.
“In line with my principle of business focus, we have divested from our marketing and upstream businesses and shall from now on focus and consolidate on the gains of our power generation business, Geregu Power Plc. We wish our successors the very best and urge them to build on our legacies which have been established since 1 964 $,” his statement on Instagram read.
Femi Otedola, born 4 November 1962 is a Nigerian businessman, philanthropist, and chairman of Forte Oil PLC, an importer of fuel products.
Otedola is the founder of Zenon Petroleum and Gas Ltd, and the owner of a number of other businesses across shipping, real estate and finance. He has recently invested in power generation as part of the liberalisation of the sector in Nigeria.
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