Alibaba Blasts Government For Trying To Sell TBS and National Theatre
Comedian Alibaba is not smiling or laughing with the Nigerian government.
He has accused the Muhammadu Buhari led administration of being a bunch of 'sellers' after it was revealed that the Federal Government has concluded plans to sell what has been described as national treasures - Tafawa Balewa Square, the National Arts Theatre and some selected power plants.
The aim is to generate sufficient revenue to finance the 2018 to 2020 budgets.
In an Instagram post, he wrote that instead of the country to use these infrastructure to generate more funds in the future it is selling them.
He gave an example with Dubai where the government is building infrastructure to create jobs and attract foreign investors.
"Here in Nigeria, because we CAN NOT think up the strategy to earn money, we can not create things to generate money, we have resorted to selling.
"This has been our bane. Since the colonial masters left, we have not been able to create substantive wealth generating institutions.
"All we know how to do is sell. Sell. Sell. Sell. And when we realized that we would need to add value to anything in any areas of our nation, to earn more, we shut down those ventures", he wrote.