Reasons why FG must not sell national assets – Femi Falana | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper

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Lagos lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has urged government and Nigerians to oppose the sale of the country’s assets, particularly in the oil and gas sector of the economy.


Business mogul, Aliko Dangote, had suggested that the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (NLNG) be sold as a way out of the present economic recession.

The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, was also quoted as saying the money realised from the sale of the company would be used to fund the 2016 Budget.

But in a statement issued in Lagos on Tuesday, Falana said the NLNG is a lucrative subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) which has earned the government good revenue over the years.

He said,” If all assets are sold, how would the government fund the budgets of 2017-2019?”

The lawyer quoted the 2016 facts and figures of the NLNG to justify why the gas company should not be sold.

“Total revenue from 1999 to 2015 was $90.3billion, while the figure for the last five years was $48.54billion

“Capital Investment from 1999 to 2015 was $15.6billion, while the figure for the last five years was $1.3billion,” he stated.

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  1. Ate you not part of this yeye APC government?
    Yeye human right lawyer. Were!

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    1. Tj, I don't think you have elders at home cos I can't imagine you calling an elderly and well respected man such name..

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  2. What a myopic thought!
    It is like telling a hair dresser to sell her hair dryer in order to feed herself.
    Some utterances of people in power doesn't show they think of the future of this country before suggesting solutions to current challenges.
    Oh God of creation .... Guide our leaders right.

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