The government is planning to sell some of the assets in order to end the economic crisis.
The government’s plan has attracted criticism from some prominent Nigerians.
Three people who have condemned the proposed sale are:
Femi Falana: “One would have expected senators who swore to protect the Constitution to kick against the suggestion to sell the assets of the nation to a few people. But for selfish considerations a few legislators who may be queuing up to participate in the purchase of the nation’s assets are not prepared to defend the Constitution.”
Shehu Sani: “There is currently nothing to show for the sale of government houses, (and) firms. The advocates of the sale of our collective national asset simply want to dispossess Nigerians and expand their business empire.”
Charles Soludo: “The argument that sale of assets is the only way to reflate the economy out of recession is troubling, and suffers what economists might call policy myopia or time inconsistency problem.”