Selling Govt Assets Will Benefit Nigerians – Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed Says

The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, has stated that selling government’s to individuals to fund the will be of huge benefit to and also help to boost the economy.

Ahmed said this when she appeared on Channels TV on Friday morning January 22.

Recall that on January 12 during the budget presentation, Ahmed revealed that will be selling off some of its assets and use the funds generated to fund the deficit in the . Read here.

In her chat with Channels TV, Ahmed said a lot of government assets are currently moribund and provide little or no value to in their current state.

“There are some government assets that are dead that can be sold to the sector to be reactivated and put to use for the benefit of .

So we are looking at different categories of government assets that government has not been able to manage, that are lying down and in some cases even completely rundown, to cede them off to the sector.”she said

She said the Bureau of Public Enterprises will in the first quarter of this year begin to coordinate with other arms of government on the asset sales.


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