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Igbo youths caution against sale of national assets

By Gbenga Salau   |   02 October 2016   |   4:11 am

The Igbo Youth Congress (IYC), has urged the Federal Government to have a rethink over the planned sale of some national assets to fund the 2016 budget.

According to the group, in view of the fact that previous efforts along this line never paid off in any way, embarking on another round of the same exercise would certainly further impoverish the masses of this nation.

President of Igbo Youth Congress (IYC), Comrade Bright Ezeocha, in a statement yesterday, said if the intention of government is to develop the nation’s ailing infrastructure, well, some of us would give our support, but to fund an annual budget (through sale of national assets) “is unthinkable and does not make any sense.

“We must reduce the cost of governance and by the time we do this, we would have enough to spend today and save for tomorrow. Selling national assets to run a government is a disservice to the masses who are already under a heavy burden of hardship,” the group stated.

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