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Group kicks against sale of NLNG, others


LNG-2Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) has faulted plans by the Federal Government to sell its shares in Nigeria Liquefied and Natural Gas (NLNG), urging it to look elsewhere for solutions to the economic crisis facing Nigeria.

Making its position known in a statement signed by the Executive Director, Ibuchukwu Ohabuenyi Ezike, CLO cautioned the National Assembly to completely reject the call to sell public assets and pass a resolution directing President Buhari not to sell any public utilities built with tax payers’ money.

Ezike condemned Dangote and Emir of Kano, Ahaji Sanusi Lamido’s support for the sale of government assets to themselves and allies and warns that CLO and other civil society organisations in alliance with the labour movements will mobilise Nigerians against any such attempt to sell the country’s national utilities.

He described the call for the sale of public utilities as absolutely uncalled for and worrisome.

“We warn the politicians not to take the patience of agonizing, wailing and impoverished Nigerians for granted,” he added.

To solve the country’s economic crisis, Ezike called for a reduction in the cost of running government, including reduction of aides, wages/salaries and allowance packages for both politicians and workers in the executive and legislative arms of government and across all the tiers of government.

He stressed the need for the government to implement the recommendations of the Nigerian labour movement on the boosting of the national economy.

Ezike urged the national assembly to begin immediate debate and implementation of the report of the 2014 national conference that points the positive way forward for Nigeria in all sectors and directions.

“Running Nigeria like a cult in lopsided fashion does not stimulate patriotism and encourage citizens to give their best.

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