Buhari received a stern warning from the umbrella body for some workers in Nigeria against planning to sell off the national assets, precisely the national shareholdings in Nigeria Liquified Natural Gas Company Ltd (NLNG) and the contracting of the nation’s airports.
They said if Buhari go ahead with the sale of these national assets would attract trouble from worker to the government.
The group said:
“Those suggestions are disgraceful and portray them as enemies of the state. “These two sectors drive economies all over the world except in our dear country. Aviation is Ethiopia’s cashcow. Likewise so in countries blessed with oil and gas.
“Nigerian Textile Mill (NTM), Nigerian News Print, Oko Buku, Daily Times Newspaper, Aluminium Smelter Company of Nigeria Ltd, Ikot Abasi, etc were sold, yet they have not been functioning well till date. We expect the advocates of sale of our other assets to know better.
“In addition, these are critical assets which expectedly should be bequeathed to generations unborn. It is our thinking that if those clamouring for the sales pay their appropriate taxes there would be enough money to bring the country out of the woods without sacrificing our national assets.
“Truly, we appreciate the concern of some sincere people in government, especially President Muhammadu Buhari who is working tirelessly to fix the economy.