Atiku supports proposed privatization of refineries and assets
Former vice president Atiku Abubakar supported the federal government’s decision to privatize some of its assets.
Activities include refineries, Abuja International Convention Center, Yola Power Distribution Company, Zungeru Hydropower, Tafava Belev Square and others.
It is expected to receive a total of £ 493.4 billion from the sale of assets classified as the Department of Energy, Industry and Communications, and Development Institutions and Natural Resources.
In a statement entitled “Privatization of Refineries and Other Assets: Better Late Than Never,” Atiku nevertheless called for transparency in the process.
He expressed his admiration that the privatization of public goods, which he once defended and despised by the all-progressive administration of Congress, is now welcomed by the administration itself.
He said: “For decades, I have advocated the privatization of our economy and the complete deregulation of our oil and gas sector, among other sectors, to improve service quality and improve efficiency.
“As chairman of the National Privatization Council, I pursued this policy, thanks to which our economy achieved 6% GDP growth and created jobs for the masses of our people and accumulated national wealth that allowed us to get out of the debt trap and ensure our financial independence.
“Despite the fact that my ideas have been rejected for many years by the federal government, led by the Congress of All Progressives, I am still more satisfied that the administration, which once saw no wisdom in this sound economic policy, is now faced with reality. took reason by announcing the privatization of our refineries and other assets that have not always flourished under government control.
“It’s always better late than never. And I thank the federal government for joining us. I call for the privatization process to be as transparent as possible, as this is the only way to ensure that Nigeria gets the maximum economic benefit from these policies.
“It was never about me. Peace, prosperity and progress in Nigeria has always been my concern, and I am happy to share these and other ideas with the current government to improve our nation and its people. ”