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Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Sale of national assets: NLC prepares for nationwide protest

President of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, while addressing journalists in Abuja yesterday described the proposed decision of the government to sell off national assets as reckless auctioning of the nation’s commonwealth to a bunch of capitalists and associates of the government.

Wabba, said if the dialogue with the government to stop the sale of national assets failed, it would mobilise its members all over the country to embark on a nationwide protest adding that the Congress is also considering the option of dragging the Federal Government to court.

He also said:
“The Panama Papers leaks which up till now have not been investigated, in other states, it has been investigated and the veracity of the allegation has also been proved. “I think because certain individuals who are also now canvassing the sale of our national assets may be reason these issues have not investigated. We demand that those issues must continue to be investigated.
 “Therefore, transferring our commonwealth to the ownership of a few will further impoverish all of us. I think it is high time even for government to try to take stock of all enterprises that have been privatised before now and what is their state. “What comes to mind is the power sector, which was privatised for over three years now. I am sure that all of us will agree that no value was added, instead they have been exploited.
“We have been paying bills that cannot be justified. Even to provide meters have nearly been difficult even with the pronouncement by the court that they reverse the tariff, it has certainly not received any attention.” 

Wabba said that it made no sense to sell off the national assest due to the previous privatisation programmes which were embarked on in the past that failed.

He said:
“These are clear avenues where such instances have been used to undermine our commonwealth and also few people have actually taken over those very strategic assets. “We are, therefore, restating our position that we are opposed to the sale of those strategic assets in whatever guise in order to try to address the challenges in the economic.
“We say this very patriotically, and we say this with the best of intention. I think the consequences would be more dangerous if we don’t take necessary steps now to protect those important national assets. It would also not serve any public good if those assets found themselves in the hands of a few.


Source: Vanguard

29 comments:

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Ndubisi Tochukwu said...

One day someone will carry me from whr I'm sleeping only 4me to discover that APC has sold me off.
Signed
LibBadBoy

Ohiren's Zone said...

Bunch of sycophants!.

vinna saviour said...

It should be a peaceful one mbok

Vivian Reginalds said...

hahaha Nigeria: A countr full of chaos
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

NLC is such a joker too
when fuel price was hiked and they protested, what happened?

Sickos!

livingstone chibuike said...

Hmmm I won't stop prayin for Nigeria

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

I concur! The money won't be used for anything useful. They will still loot it! Say no to sale of our national assets!


Long Live LIB

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

I concur! The money won't be used for anything useful. They will still loot it! Say no to sale of our national assets!


Long Live LIB

Anonymous said...

If Una like no protest Gej just they look Una dey laugh in ijaw. Idiot people

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Julius Idowu said...

I concur with the action.

Juliet Iwuno said...

Dey should cool it, no one is selling or buying anything. Linda take note!

charles obaze said...

It's okay

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Hmmm

iyke igbozendu said...

As a matter of urgency the legislature shld commence an impeachment procedure against this govt with immediate effect

Uju Phil said...

I just pray the protest counts this time around,FG is really so cruel to come up with such wicked decision. If the past admin have been callously selling these assets before now,do they think they'll find any left to auction to bourgeoisies like Aliko Dangote?This goes to show how bad they meant for this nation!!! #EvilGovt

Jamila Shaibu said...

Hmmmmm ok

Iphie Abraham said...

Chei! Nigeria is in trouble. Father please heal our lands











Lib addict#just passing#

Ogenah Boris said...

Another huge protest coming

Micheal Samuel said...

Oya na. War start

Anonymous said...

Enter your comment...buhari and his apc cohorts god will punish una

OSINANL said...

SMH... BUHARI HAS REALLY FINISHED NIGERIA

Nweme Jonathan Eyo said...

Abeg they should just find somewhere and sit down jare, with all this their noise about protest that Nigerian won't gain anything from... We are tired of actionless noise and protest...

okechukwu nnoduechi said...

HMMMM IT'S WELL WITH NIGERIA.







AUNTY LINDA 👩

Lastborn Usman said...

Nay story una de find @ NLC. No NLC and no Labour in Nigeria!

Anonymous said...

Na so! Make them forget that thing! Na so them do for pump price, and Naija be as e be, nothing dem fit do for the matta!

Anonymous said...

Mr NLC president.i am so disappointed.of all these things you mentioned ,what did you do?
the 145 naira fuel price has come to stay.unfortunately Ajero faction was bought over by FG.
where is Ajero ,what is his stand on this case,i am sure he is already negotiating his price with FG to disestablished the proposed strike action as he did during fuel hike price.
our second problem is APC states.will they join NLC in the strike or stand for APC led administration whether good ,bad or death.
Nigerians are taking for a ride.we cant differentiate this administration with military regime.

God help us

Omotolani Kazeem said...

Where are we really going in this country i just dont understand. Everything is upside down

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