$35 Million From Excess Crude Account Used To Purchase Offshore Patrol Vessels – FG

$35 Million From Excess Crude Account Used To Purchase Offshore Patrol Vessels - FG

$35 Million From Excess Crude Account Used To Purchase Offshore Patrol Vessels – FG

$35 Million From Excess Crude Account Used To Purchase Offshore Patrol Vessels – FG

“The addition of Kevin McMurchy strengthens Evolve Capital’s capabilities in financial services, and with Kevin’s depth of experience and track record of service to his clients, he is an outstanding choice to lead this important effort,” said Alexander Koles, founder and managing director of Evolve Capital Partners. He will build on our insurance business successes, and we look forward to utilizing his extensive knowledge as we broaden our industry coverage.

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McMurchy joins Evolve Capital Partners after spending five years as managing director and group head for financial institutions investment banking at Scott-Macon, according to his LinkedIn page.

This position came after serving for six years as senior managing director at Dresner Partners and serving for two and six years as managing director at Houlihan Lokey and Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, respectively.


What The Government Is Saying 

Reacting to a report that revealed that Nigeria’s Excess Crude Account shrank from $35.37m to $376,655, the FG said, “The $35m disbursement from the Excess Crude Account (ECA) is from June 2022, and is an advance payment for the purchase of brand new Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) for the Nigerian Navy.”

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It added that it the move was part of efforts to consolidate on the gains of maritime security recorded in the Gulf of Guinea.

Earlier this year, Nigeria exited the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) Piracy List, Most recently, the IMB noted that there were zero actual/attempted piracy and ship-armed-robbery incidents in Nigerian waters in the first half of 2022,” the government added.

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What you should know

  • Finance Minister explained why the EAC has not been funded in a while, stating that “On the issue of the Excess Crude Account, in the past four years, because of volatility in the cause oil market, we have not had accrual to the excess cause account.
  • “So, what we have had, has been gradually used up for different purposes and it is always used in consultation with the National Economic Council, that is the governors, because this is a federation account. 
  • The last approval that was given by the council was the withdrawal of $1billion to enhance security. We have been utilizing that.
  • “The last trench of that has been finally released because deployment to security agencies are based on the contracts executed and its been used strictly for that security purpose.”

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