El-Rufai’s On A Campaign To Enrich Politicians Through Privatisation – Shehu Sani

El-Rufai’s On A Campaign To Enrich Politicians Through Privatisation – Shehu Sani

By Wires | The Trent on September 24, 2015
Senator Shehu Sani

Senator Shehu Sani has said privatisation in the country is a systemic way of disposing Nigerians of their collective property and auctioning it to the elite within the corridors of power or fronts for those who are in power.

Sani made this assertion in Kaduna on Wednesday during the Law Week’s Public Lecture 2015 of the Law Students Association of Nigeria (LAWSAN), National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Kaduna State study centre.

“Privatisation has not been able to help our country and advance us economically. All it has done is to dispossess our collective property and hand it over to a band of parasites that have benefited from Nigerians economic inequity,” he said.

The human rights activist-turned-legislator said  that this was highly condemnable.

Among his observations in this regard was that “Unity schools were not established to make money; they were established to strengthen our unity as a nation and to also provide complimentary education service to the states.”

“They were not economic institutions for making money unlike someone like him who is an old-time conservative and a proponent of a mere colonialism capitalist ideas will always advocate that our properties should be sold to private individuals which is very unfortunate,” he said, in a veiled reference to Kaduna State Governor Nasir el-Rufai.

According to him, “If he wants to sell Kaduna schools, he is the governor he can go and do it but Federal Government colleges are not for sale and it is not for moneybags; moneybags should learn to build their own schools”, he said.

Speaking further, he said that most of the companies that were privatised in Nigeria for the past 15 years were either sold to those in government or their friends who were within the corridors of powers, and that was very wrong?

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  1. Its quit shocking how the so – called Comrade has transformed into a vampire sucking the blood of his brother under same political platform APC. This however, does not depict political maturity in the Comrade. What ought to be addressed in an in-house matter in order to resolved whatever is conflicting on the wishes and aspirations of party members, is needlessly brought to the public without consideration for the negative consequences such may cause for the party as a collective entity. Does it mean that the Comrade is having a hidden agenda against His Excellency, Mallam Nasir El – Rufai ? If the answer is no, why then for every little thing, Comrade Shehu Sani will go on the air over what should be resolved within the party. Well, Comrade should know that what he has done by implication is breeding ground for exploitation by the PDP. I just hope Sani is not working for the PDP as an agent and where he is not, the there is the need for him to gauge his mouth by applying brakes to his reckless talks.

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