The senator representing Kaduna Central senatorial district, Senator Shehu Sani, has described as “condemnable” the plan by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to sell off 90 percent of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) if elected president in 2019.
Atiku, who headed the National Council on Privatisation during his tenure as Vice President, made the campaign promise in an interview with The African Report, a monthly publication.
Asked if he would sell off NNPC and retain 10 percent stake for the Federal Government, Atiku said, “Yes, I would want to go ahead . There is no doubt about that . The government should have a very minor shareholding . Nigeria is in dire need of funds to develop its infrastructure and other sectors of the economy.”
But Sani said previous moves to sell off the nation’s assets have yielded no fruit.
The Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) senator made this known in a Saturday morning tweet via his verified Twitter handle.
He said, “Selling 90% of the NNPC as a campaign promise is being brutally frank and honest.But its a condemnable proposal and a dangerous intention.Auctioning the country has not helped in the past and will not help in the future.”
Selling 90% of the NNPC as a campaign promise is being brutally frank and honest.But its a condemnable proposal and a dangerous intention.Auctioning the country has not helped in the past and will not help in the future.
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) November 17, 2018
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