GET READY! Buhari Wants To Sell Off Recovered Assets
Nigeria needs all the money it can get to help reflate the economy and shore up infrastructure as much as possible.
To get more money to finance projects, President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is about to open a shop and you just need to be prepared to buy.
Recovered asserts from persons who looted the nation’s treasury would be going to that shop soon.
Mr Buhari is in Daura, his home town and he has been receiving many visitors.
Each time they come, he reels out some of his administration's plans.
Representatives of social groups in Daura Emirate visited him on Monday and he told them that all mismanaged and misappropriated national assets recovered would be sold off and proceeds paid to the treasury for the benefit of the country.
He told them that his administration would continue to pursue a robust, effective and legitimate anti-corruption campaign that safeguards the treasury and commonwealth of all Nigerians.
The President is not ready to allow a repeat of what happened in the 1980s when buildings and other ill-gotten property seized by his military administration were returned to corrupt officials following his ouster as Head of State.
A statement by the President's spokesman, Mr Garba Shehu, said Buhari told the groups that the APC-led government would consolidate on the gains and monumental achievements in the development of infrastructure across Nigeria.
“For most ordinary Nigerians, if you give them good roads, railway and stable electric power they will be happy to carry on with their lives.
‘‘We are doing so much for our country and we will continue to do more out of the fear of God,” the President said.
He did not, however, state when sales would begin and whether it will be public.
The spokesman for the delegations, Mr Mohammed Saleh, commended President Buhari for implementing policies and programmes that have created gainful employment to thousands of young Nigerians under the Social Investment Programme.
According to Saleh, there is improvement in eletricity supply in Katsina communities.
This and growing foreign reserves are clear indications of good management of the economy under the present administration, he added.