Women and Youths Support Group (WAYS) for Atiku 2019 has come against those that described as callous and anti-people former Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s pronouncements to privatise the oil and gas sector if he becomes the president of Nigeria.
Kemi Adesanya-Eboda, national president/global coordinator, and Christian Aburime, national general secretary/director research and strategy, stated that Atiku’s intentions were misconstrued by those who castigated him.
The groups in their statement had castigated the former vice president as being anti- Nigerians with his pronouncements to privatise some parts of the oil and gas sector, if voted into office come 2019.
Adesanya-Eboda said “Atiku’s genuine pronouncements” was blown out of proportion by some groups to castigate the former vice president.
She said Atiku was speaking the minds of most Nigerians who desire a drastic change in that sector because of the monumental corruption associated with it
Aburime described the current onslaught against Atiku as mere propaganda by some groups who were not comfortable with his towering popularity in recent time.
He opined that Atiku’s pronouncement was in the best interest of the country, adding that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) had become more of a conduit pipe for official and unofficial corruption, hence the urgent need for some parts of the cooperation to be unbundled and floated in the Nigerian stock exchange for every citizen to become a stakeholder, so that the corporation could be viable for the benefits of the greater majority of Nigerians.
He added that NNPC had always benefited a few at the expense of the Nigerian masses.
Aburime reiterated that Nigeria now pays N1.4 trillion in subsidy annually, according to Ibe Kachikwu, the Minister of State for Petroleum, which is too much for the country to bear.
Noting that the Obasanjo/Atiku administration years back successfully liberalised the banking and telecommunications sectors, which opened up the economy with more jobs created and ease of doing business vastly improved, he re-affirmed that Atiku’s government would be for the Nigerian masses.
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