Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed has expressed that the sales of government’s assets will be beneficial for Nigerians and the economy.
The Minister made this remark on Friday during an interview on Channels Television Sunrise Daily.
She stated during the interview that some government assets are currently moribund and provide little or no value to Nigerians in their current state.
“There are some government assets that are dead that can be sold to the private sector to be reactivated and put to use for the benefit of Nigerians,” the Minister said.
“So we are looking at different – and I am a member of the National Council on Privatisation – 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 private sector.
She stressed that the “intention is not just funding the budget, it is to reactivate these assets and hand it over and have them bring contributions to the growth in the economy.”
Recall that the Minister had revealed the government’s plan to sell public assets to partly finance the N13.58 trillion 2021 budget.