Niger Delta Justice Defence Group, one of the militant groups operating in the Niger Delta region, has sent the government of President Muhammadu Buhari a serious warning with regards to the proposed sale of some government assets.
Following the plan by the Buhari-led government to sell off some of the nation’s assets in order to revive the economy, a lot of Nigerians have tabled their opinions with many arguing against the arrangement based on the fact that previous sales hardly made any positive impact on the nation’s economy.
Prominent citizens like Chukwuma Soludo, the former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, and Shehu Sani, the senator representing Kaduna central senatorial district, has criticised the Federal Government’s moves.
While Soludo expressed his opposition to the assets sale on Monday, September 26, stressing that if the president endorsed the proposal, it would be a historic mistake made by the country, Sani stated that all those calling for the sale of national assets because of the economic recession are ‘economic predators’ carrying out ‘heists and roguery’. The Senate has also rejected the proposal.
Standing with the team opposed to the sale of our national properties, the Niger Delta Justice Defence Group in a statement signed by its general commander and made available to NAIJ.com has vowed to destroy any asset that is sold by the Nigerian authorities.
The short statement reads:
“We are warning the Muhammadu Buhari’s incompetent government not to sell any government assets in the Niger Delta region; rather he should seek alternative means to deliver on his falsified campaign promises!
“ELSE we shall destroy any asset that is sold. As the backbone of the economy, we should be allowed to control all government assets in our region and not to sell it to his Almajiri brothers who will worsen the current environmental degradation status of our region.”