Following the recent media reports on intervention of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) on the outstanding loan between a consortium of banks and Shebah Exploration and Production (E&P) Company Limited over unpaid loans since 2012, both parties and all stakeholders involved met last Tuesday to seek a way forward on the issues especially on how the matter at hand can be settled amicably.
AMCON, Shebah, Orjiako Resolve Loan Crisis Issues
The meeting which held in the boardroom of AMCON in Abuja had in attendance representatives of Shebah Exploration and Production Limited, Dr. ABC Orjiako (the Guarantor of the loan), the representatives of the consortium which includes AFREXIM bank, Access bank and Polaris bank, representatives of AMCON, and the receiver/manager.
At the meeting, the Loan Guarantor and Chairman of Seplat Petroleum development company Dr. ABC Orjiako who according to reports had previously paid the sum of $68million from his personal money to the creditors disclosed his plans to make more commitment as regards the payment of the loan. The Defendant had in the pipeline plans to pay some money to the creditors prior to the AMCON intervention.
It was gathered that at the end of the meeting, the respective parties were pleased with the outcome of the meeting and looking forward to faithful implementation of agreements reached at the meeting.
According to reports made available to SUN, it was revealed that in line with the outcome of the meeting, the loan guarantor Dr. ABC Orjiako will be presenting a comprehensive repayment plan for all outstanding loans which are due to the syndicate. The agreed first tranche of payment is expected to be made latest by September 18, 2019.
In 2012 Shebah E & P obtained a $150million loan facility from a consortium of banks (AFREXIM/Diamond – now Access/Skye- now Polaris) led by AFREXIM.
The loan facility was meant for work over and drilling campaign at the Ukpokiti field (OML 108) operated by Shebah E&P.
By Our Reporter