Dangote, Saraki, others demanding asset sale are “economic predators” – Shehu Sani

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A Nigerian senator, Shehu Sani, has described proponents of sale of the country’s national asset as “economic predators and profiteers who want to take advantage of the situation in the country.”

Mr. Sani, who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign and Local Debts, said in a statement to PREMIUM TIMES on Friday that “Nigeria’s capitalist forces raped Nigeria to recession and now they want to kill and bury it.”

Nigeria is currently going through one of the worst recessions in its history, due to the crash in oil prices.

Nigeria’s business mogul and Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, recently suggested that it makes more economic sense to sell off the country’s remaining asset like the multi-billion dollar Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited, and the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation Joint Ventures, and use the proceeds to help the economy out of recession.

Mr. Dangote’s suggestion, backed by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and the Governor of Central Bank, Godwin Emefiele, has sparked off intense debate among Nigerians.

Mr. Sani, from Kaduna State, condemned the suggestion as being against the interest of the nation.

He said privatization in Nigeria has not delivered the much anticipated efficiency and services other than enrich a few fronts and their masters.

“There is currently nothing to show for the sale of government houses, (and) firms. The advocates of sale of our collective national asset simply want to dispossess Nigerians and expand their business empire.

“They call themselves private sector and business men; they refused to invest in agriculture, solid minerals or science and technology, they simply want to buy off profitable public asset.

“There are no captains of industry in Nigeria other than crony businessmen, rent seekers, commission agents who depend on patronage from government.

Mr. Sani said the country’s businessmen prefer to buy off “ready-made” oil wells and gas from the Niger Delta, instead of investing funds to find oil and gas in Lake Chad and Benue trough.

He called on Nigerians to rise up against any attempt to sell the country’s asset, arguing that, “Selling our national asset to stem recession is like selling ones lungs to buy food.

“Recession should excite innovation and ideas and not justify roguery. …. Nigeria’s poor have always lived under systemic recession and depression and on the edge of extinction,” he said.

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  • Höly Wähala

    First, the stole us dry… Now, they want to buy our lives and the futures of our generations to come. Sen. Sani is right, Nigerians not corrupt organized labor unions must collectively fight and fend off these economic vultures waiting to devour Nigeria’s economic carcass. Thieves!

    • Gary

      Let’s hope the same people who refused to protest the fuel price hikes that has added to their misery will heed a strike call if it becomes necessary to keep the predators from seizing our national patrimony for a song.
      They sold all the govt. houses in Ikoyi to themselves for a pittance as well as PHCN, the proceeds of which nobody can account for. The hulk of the old Federal Secretariat in Ikoyi is wasting away as are similar building buildings and structures all over the country.
      But they are not interested in those, they have their sights set on the lucrative oil and gas sector to round off their plunder.

  • Spoken word

    Dangote is a business Man so I understand but Saraki is a fraudster, if the national assets are sold he will find a way to pocket the proceeds.Saraki collapsed Societe Generale,Kwara State and next will be the senate. He surely does not have a midas touch.

    • HAMZA

      …………you have spoken nonsense and rubbish! Being a successful businessman does not necessarily makes a good economist – and for Dangote to proper sale of national assets in order to shore up the national foreign reserves, is to tell you that he is not a good economist. If you sale the assets now, what are the future ‘sources’, and the ‘guarantee’ that the reserves will continue to build up or at least remain ‘çonstant’? That is never achievable and a mere arrant financial recklessness and suicide!!!

      • Spoken word

        You are too dumb to understand what i said. i said I understood the angle Dangote is coming from.I did not say I agreed with it. Your comprehension of english is very poor.where you dey work sef,i feel sorry for the unlucky company.

  • emmanuel Azodoh

    Don’t mind them they want to enslave us for next 50 years Dangote is looking for ways to possess the whole Nigeria

  • Black Revolutionary

    @emmanuel_azodoh:disqus

    There will be armed struggle if Nigeria’s national assets in oil and gas are sold to Bukola Saraki,
    Aliko Dangote, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi and such cronies that President Muhamadu Buhari selects,
    because the sale of those national assets will turn Nigeria into private property and will mean that
    the people should recover their sovereignty since the citizens will have nothing in common again.

  • Otile

    Nigeria must divide. See, Imam Buhari came in bringing recession, and his people and their surrogates are now calling for the sell off of all national assets to them. Next year when depression sets in and Nigerians go down the pit for lack of food and medicine Buhari will not be able to resist to the ungodly call. He will gleefully auction off all assets for cheap sale to his people. That time national buildings except Aso Rock will be listed for short sale, oil wells will sell unannounced to emirs and corrupt Fulani business men. Railroads will be sold to the highest bidders. For the rest of hapless Nigerians the situation will be – O God help us.

    • franknaija

      You like leveraging on people views and then give it an ethnic tinge. Shehu Sani said it and you are now twisting it to fit your sentiments. You are really an intelligent man

      • Otile

        I admire the honorable Senator, he is a nationalist. I wish there were more thinking senators like him.

        • Tunsj

          For the first time, I agree with you wholeheartedly.

          • Otile

            I am a fair man. If my brother Azubuike Amaechi misbehaves as he always does I will rebuke him just the way I will rebuke Imam Buhari of the North. The same way I will admire any good Northern leader for noble acts.

          • Tunsj

            I will not use the word FAIR at all. But like I said, I agree with you on your previous comment. Anyway, have a great weekend.

          • Otile

            In other words your refuse to give me credits due me. You have a blessed weekend too.

          • Tunsj

            Well I will give you credit on just one comment. Take care.

    • Rommel

      Should Nigeria divide today,even the east which we think is homogenous would disintegrate further because of obvious reasons

      • Otile

        Don’t border yourself with what will happen to the East. If your assumption was true what prevents them from killing themselves off as your Northerner masters are doing right now? Divide Nigeria let people develop at their own pace, the setback is too much.

        • Eluba Inas

          Nobody stopped you from developing, if you are serious and determined you don’t need separation to achieve that, just shear dedication, determination and focus is what you need.

          • Otile

            What are you talking about? How can my people progress to the fullest under the parasitic stranglehold of the Northerners? What can the North and their surrogates allow us to do? Can they allow us to manufacture weapons to protect our lives? Can they allow us to wave our own flag which takes away nothing from them? Leave us to go, Africa will be better off.

          • Eluba Inas

            If you truly believe in your cause then stop begging for it and instead fight for it.

          • Otile

            See how you are contradicting yourself. You claimed that nobody is stopping us, then when I told you that your rogue oppressors are preventing us from going our way, now you are telling me to fight take back what belongs to us. Why not leave us alone, why must we fight you to leave us alone? Commonsense is not always common.

  • Walter Debosky

    This is an honest man,Dangote, Saraki don’t mean well for Nigeria

    • Tunsj

      You got that right. Dangote and Saraki are VULTURES.

  • sule

    They are economic super predators. “They have no conscience, and no empathy.” Before we can determine why they act that way, Nigeria needs to bring them to their “heels.”

  • Rommel

    I never knew there were still patriotic citizens in the national assembly,I am impressed

    • Otile

      But soon Imam Mohamed Buhari will attack him for obvious reasons.

      • Rommel

        I wonder if we can get any patriotic citizen from your state

        • Otile

          You cannot reap where you did not sow. You cannot discriminate against them, exploit them, oppress them and still expect them to be patriotic to you, you must be a rogue then.

          • Rommel

            Just like African Americans are today blaming everyone else but themselves,keep blaming every other person for your unpatriotic acts,hunger they say can never drive anyone to steal but it gives a thief excuse to steal,today,many of your kinsmen are armed robbers,kidnappers,swindlers,drug couriers and all types of vices that human beings can engage in including importation of fake and substandard products,would you also blame that on discrimination? we have had countries like Deutchland,Japan who were brought on their knees and humiliated by great powers yet rose to become world players, what has been denied you in Nigeria? are you not the ones who fill our markets with fake goods? how is that discrimination?

          • Otile

            All the vices you enumerated here are more pronounced among your tribesmen and more only that you are in denial. Remove the log from your eye first. Hypocrite.

          • Onike24

            You don’t have to use western states; RWANDA! RWANDA! I hate going to that country because from when you land to whe you take off, you feel nothing but shame as a Nigerian. I remember clearly when they sunk into the abyss, look at them now. That country with its ” dictator” is better than many including the giant if nothing.

          • Rommel

            Bless you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Tunsj

      Couldn’t agree more. These corrupt clowns are real economic predator indeed.

      • JP

        You guys are fools. Osinbanjo and your governors os supporting Saraki.shows that politicians are in the same camp

  • HAMZA

    Proponents of sale of National (public) assets are AJINO-MOTO economists (borrowing from Sanusi Lamido Sanusi). They are businessmen and not economists at all!!!

    • Elder Ben

      @disqus_FXJJCo9gZP:disqus

      Bukola Saraki as the parable of fools….

      President Muhamadu Buhari is incompetent. Every day that passes under
      his ignorant misrule is a clear and present danger. Buhari drove Nigeria to
      economic recession; and since he has no clue where the reverse gear is,
      he wants to sell the car as scrap; when just the bonnet was dented by his
      driving it into a ditch. His suggestion will make the car buyer instantly rich
      by 1000% after panel-beating the bonnet, since the engine of the car is in
      good shape.

      President Buhari now asks the entire community which contributed cash to
      the car purchase to give him sole discretion to pick just one person who will
      buy the car as scrap. He calls that sole discretion EMERGENCY POWERS.

      Bloody fools who either can’t think or are just too addicted to stealing
      to know right from wrong – like Bukola Saraki – clap in fawning praise of
      Muhamadu Buhari’s senseless talk, presented as the only option, because
      Bukola Saraki himself cannot think that it will cost pennies to instead hire a
      towing van to haul the car out of the ditch, rather than sell it to one person
      as scrap, and leave the community trekking on foot.

      • Foreign Reel

        “Toyin Ojora-Saraki, the wife of the president of the Nigerian Senate, is a business front for her husband –
        Bukola Saraki. According to documents retrieved from the Mossack Fonseca database, the assets in her
        name in tax havens are held in trust for Bukola (Saraki) Nigeria’s third most powerful official.

        Landfield International Developments, a company registered in the British Virgin Islands on April 8,
        2014, had Toyin Ojora-Saraki Saraki as sole shareholder. But it is apparent that she was a front,
        because Bukola Saraki has since discreetly taken over the company using Longmeadow
        Holdings, another shell company registered in Jersey.

        To effect the take-over, a board meeting of Landfield was purportedly held on January 28 2015,
        where it was agreed that the company be sold to Bukola Saraki for more than £3-million.
        That same day, Toyin Ojora-Saraki wrote to Mossack Fonseca informing it that she was
        transferring the beneficial ownership of Landfield to Bukola Saraki and his company.”

        …………..Mail & Guardian

        [April 22nd, 2016]

      • Chidi O.

        Take this BUKOLA SARAKI as an instance of kleptomania

        destroying the country. That one has no shame, no sense.
        He dresses in flowing robes everyday just to go and put his

        hands behind his back in the criminal dock of a court. Bukola Saraki disgraces
        his children as a useless father no child should pray to ever have – an everlasting disgrace!

      • Holy Militias

        NIGERIANS, NIGERIANS, NIGERIANS, RISE FROM SLUMBER AND KILL YOUR TREASURY THIEVES,
        IF YOU WANT A GOOD COUNTRY FOR YOURSELVES AND YOUR CHILDREN, BECAUSE FOR SO LONG
        AS TREASURY THIEVES ARE FREE AND SAFE, YOU ACCEPT THEFT AS THE MEANING OF SUCCESS.

    • Aaaapeecee

      WHERE DID BUKOLA SARAKI EARN 65 MILLION DOLLARS HE DEPOSITED IN PANAMA,
      WHILST WORKING FULL TIME AS PUBLIC SERVANT ON MONTHLY SALARY IN NIGERIA?

      BUKOLA SARAKI CANNOT ANSWER THAT SIMPLE QUESTION TILL TODAY AFTER HE
      LIED AND SAID IT BELONGS TO HIS WIFE’S FATHER – A FALSE STATEMENT WHICH
      THE PANAMA MONEY-LAUNDERING LAWYERS HAVE DENIED IN A PRESS STATEMENT.

      • Otile

        Don’t mind Ogbeni Bukola, declaring his asset is as good as Buhari declaring his own asset. They can only fo○l their sycophants.

        • Fidelis Ohabume

          Can’t Nigerians see through the fog without being blinded by thieves? I just wonder.
          The country is cascading and likely to collapse. Yet, Nigerians believe that morally
          dissolute libertines; like Bukola Saraki and Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, must be cited
          along the way to reaching an answer. Whereas, those names are the detritus of
          Nigeria’s wreck and should be excluded and ostracized from sober discussion on
          the urgent solution to a bleeding Nigeria. There are 180 million people in that
          country, for crying out loud. Thousands are clear thinkers who can thread a
          needle through a single hole of a seemingly complex crisis. Where are those
          great thinkers? President Buhari is not looking for good thinkers or searching
          for good thinking. He doesn’t care about either. That’s why he’s ended up
          disgraced as the worst president Nigeria’s ever had.

  • libongo

    Shehu Sani is the only senator with objective ideas. He should consider running for president in 2019. The other senators only want to use Nigeria’s money that they looted during GEJ regime to buy Nigeria’s assets, when they should all be in jail. Dangote provides terrible advice to Buhari – it was he that advised Buhari to ban importation of food items – tomatoes, rice, etc, so that only those produced in his factories will be available in the Nigerian markets. Now, see the result.

  • agbobu

    YES THEY WANT TO USE THE PROCEEDS OF THEIR ILL GOTTEN AND LOOTED MONEY TO BUY UP THE ASSETS OF NIGERIA. WHO DO THEY THINK THAT THEY ARE KIDDING?

  • Dele Awogbeoba

    Nigeria is not going through a recession because of the drop in the price of oil. The Price of oil is currently higher than the price of oil from 1999 to 2004. Nigeria’s economy was booming at the time. Nigeria is in a recession because

    1. Emefiele instituted of exchange controls in Dec 2014 which led to billions of dollars of foreign investment leaving Nigeria and billions of dollars of potential investment avoiding Nigeria

    2. Buhari implemented the TSA in one swoop and effectively extracted trillions of Naira from the system and had it sitting in CBN vaults

    3. CBN increasing the rate of interest to levels that discourage potential businesses from seeking bank credit and ensures that those consumers and businesses that do have existing loans have very little money left for other purchases or investments

    4. Kept CRR levels very high thereby preventing banks from advancing loans to the broader economy

    Asset sales should be used as an alternative to large scale international borrowing. To be an effective strategy, the assets must be sold to foreigners in exchange for foreign currency. That ensures that the organisations stays up and running, the FG wage bill for those businesses cease and the foreign businesses can help run those assets more profitably. I will exclude the NLNG from the list of assets up for sale. That is a profitable revenue earner and the FG is a minority shareholder in that. Selling Nigerian assets for domestic Naira investors defeats the purpose of the asset sale.

    • Pat

      Why did you leave out the activities of destroyers called avengers?

    • thusspokez

      Nigeria is not going through a recession because of the drop in the price of oil. The Price of oil is currently higher than the price of oil from 1999 to 2004. Nigeria’s economy was booming at the time. Nigeria is in a recession because

      You mean $1 today is equivalent to $1 in 1999-2004.

      Asset sales should be used as an alternative to large scale international borrowing. To be an effective strategy, the assets must be sold to foreigners in exchange for foreign currency.

      Given the Naira currency, are you serious? The idea is counter intuitive.

    • buchi davinci

      Dele, what’s your Linkedin handle. You are one of the chosen few that actually understand the truth
      … Please Let’s connect and. talk some more about the solutions for our great country

      • Dele Awogbeoba

        what is your name on linked in?

      • Otile

        Knock if off man, he is nothing but a quack, a voodoo economist. He bears personal animosity for Emefiele, perhaps eyeing Emefile’s job which will bring utter catastrophe to Nigeria. These quasi economists are vultures.

    • Omolaja nofiu

      You have my vote as well as my praise sir!

    • emmanuel

      Dele, why do you continue in ignorance? El-Rufai asked that NNPC and NLNG be sold before they were sworn-in. No foreigner other than Dangote, El-Rufai and Sanusi would buy.
      By the way, Nigeria stake in joint Venture Oil sector is cost effective when well managed. Will Dangote pay you tax from those Assets when bought? the answer is no, so why sell to him?
      Dele i recall you celebrated TSA when we shouted and you were with those who said we were wailing wailers. It is a shame that those of you who claim to be in the media that should know, actually know nothing about Nigeria and that was why you all led us to this calamity.
      Listen very well, Jonathans tenor had Crude production an average of 1.8 MBPD and the price dropped to $28 before they left.
      I know it has been an average of $44 for nine months running, so why the deaths everywhere? Fight with TSA? If you like sell yourself for Nigeria recovery, with all the huge figures they claim was stored in TSA early in the year and whatever money they release, Nigeria cannot get out of the recession in five years. Instead the depression we are already experiencing will be a medium term disaster!

      • Dele Awogbeoba

        I have NEVER EVER supported the way in which the TSA was implemented and warned against its effect on the economy. My articles are public knowledge and my article written in Jan 2016 is clear on that point:

        www[dot]herald[dot]ng/the-buhari-government-
        and-the-winds-of-decline-of-the-nigerian-economy/

        operative part;

        “The timing of the implementation of the TSA policy starved the banks (and by implication the wider economy) of badly needed liquidity. At the very least, the TSA policy should have been implemented at the time when the FG was implementing its Keynesian style budget. That would have avoided the contractionary effects of the TSA policy. Up to this point, the fiscal and monetary policies currently being administered to the economy is going to lead Nigeria to a significant economic contraction (much of which could have been avoided). Much of the blame for that will be placed firmly at the footsteps of Buhari and Emefiele.”

        You and the truth are obvious enemies and I need not engage a person pedling falsehood.

  • Kitunde

    These clowns again with dumb resolutions-Stupid thieves could not build roads so they start buying SUVS’ to ply the roads. They could not build hospitals They start flying abroad to treat headaches, they cannot provide electric power they say we will use generators,they cannot refine oil, they import, they cannot pay salaries they say restructure! Now they want they ruin all that is left, because you cannot run the economy of the 6th world’s largest oil producer you now want to gorge on the remaining bones left…..
    You people have no conscience! Thieves. But but we know ‘come what come may, time and hour goes thru the roughest day’ If you don’t suffer for what you have done to our country, your kids will.

  • dami

    Sell the non performing assets…refineries…airports…national stadium…(which is an eyesore) concession major roads so that the concessionaire can charge a toll and the FG or states can earn some revenue in terms of taxation.

  • Debaptist

    I have forgotten the regime that set up a panel to decongest Nigerian Sea Ports and Dangote who was responsible for most of the congestion was made the chairman, here we go again, interested buyers are suggesting sale of assets. May God forgive those who are dealing treacherously with Nigerians.

  • Pat

    Actually, the stealing of public funds by the likes of Sarikis and the “front” to nearly all corrupt former Nigerian Leaders, Dangote, have visualized this long time ago. That was why they looted Nigeria dry, make sure nothing works, for them to buy off Nigerians destinies with Nigerians money they have stolen.

    • JP

      Osinbanjo and the governors have joined the Dangote and Saraki during yesterday meeting to sell off those assets.

      • Pat

        That does not erase the fact that the likes of Saraki and Dangote led us to this sorry situation.

  • _PROUDLY Niger Deltan

    There is not a single sane individual from the South or East who even in a drunken state will ever contemplate selling of the oil assets of the United South & East of Nigeria herein referred to “Nigerian Assets”. It shows how cruel, evil, and desperate those from the North and West can be and how much their sticky leprous fingers long to hold on to the wealth of the South (Niger Delta) and the East (Biafra). It underscores the fierce exigency with which we must act to attain secession asap! Avengers take note.

    • Ade Omowest

      Common, stop that tribal and sectional blaming. CBN Gov. Emefiele is from Niger Delta, and he is the first to propose the sale of National Assets. All these predators and exploiters are everywhere North or South, they do not discriminate when they want to carry out their selfish acts to deal with you and I who are political powerless.

      • emmanuel

        So what are we going to do? This is real evil omen and must be resisted.
        The deal is completely in the hands of the executors, it is a lan ahead of eventual aceeding to restructuring. That way, the South can have the shell and remnant of Nigeria while the real wealth is resident in the North West.
        Please, this is not a child’s play, as Bukola would have a soft landing from his woes ansd still have some portion which would he taken off him in the future with Law enforcement hounding him of previous crimes.

  • vagabonds in power

    Ony a Fulani thief will plan such—In Chaina it is the public companies that are helping to improve the economy–But in Nigeria it is the firmns established with money from the Niger delta that the Fulanis and Yorubas yearn to purchase——————————Separation is the only way out-

  • FreeNigeria

    Did Nigerians benefit from the previous assets that’re sold or privatized?

  • Bright Henry

    There should be no asset sales again. Dangote is looking to buy up Nigeria.

    • Viola

      @brighthenry:disqus

      Hey, look, let’s say it straight. Nigerians are bunch of hypocrites. Everyone in Nigeria
      knows for sure that BUKOLA SARAKI is not and has never been a thinking person;
      and no one in Nigeria should say he’s surprised that Bukola Saraki sounds silly.

      Bukola Saraki’s thinking ability is – and has always been low; and, he’s immoral,
      partly for lack of home training in basic morality and partly for his having honed
      his skills at stealing by being pushed around government offices by godfathers
      and mis-elected to public office by usually unthinking people of Kwara state.
      For so long as Nigerians select the moron, there’s just no hope for Nigeria.

      • Chidi O.

        Take this BUKOLA SARAKI as an instance of kleptomania
        destroying the country. That one has no shame, no sense.
        He dresses in flowing robes everyday just to go and put his
        hands behind his back in the criminal dock of a court. Bukola Saraki disgraces
        his children as a useless father no child should pray to ever have – an everlasting disgrace!

    • Pat

      He had done that already.

  • Contact Point

    Sen. Sani is right, believe me I have never trusted Dangote because his business is shrouded in secrecy (forget about the sugar and sperghetti). I know him as AGIP. As for Saraki, he is finding a way to hide his loot since accounts overseas now is more vulnerable and easy to spot than the ones here

    • alakuli

      I just want o support you. The sales of government assets can hurt public finances. Dangote want all and everything that belongs to all Nigerian.He want all Nigerian to loose out and create monopoly power. God will prevent you of open-day robbery.

  • Nwa_Afrique

    Gbam

    • Eddie O. T

      @Nwa_Afrique:disqus

      General Obasanjo’s ignorance to be repeated again in Nigeria?

      President Muhamadu Buhari
      just rose half asleep from slumber and began toying with a silly thought of
      personally seizing Nigeria’s oil and gas assets and selling them to cronies
      he’ll handpick. That’s slightly crazy. It won’t fly. If he’s taken at his word,
      Aliko Dangote says he calculates Nigeria needs 20 billion dollars in hard
      currency to escape from current economic recession.

      Which Nigerian has 20 billion dollars in honest income
      stashed away for business? Or does Buhari want to open the door for
      treasury thieves, including the notorious officials in Lagos state, to launder
      the money they’ve stolen from the 3.2 trillion Naira received as revenue under
      Raji Fashola – out of which ₦800 billion was intentionally stolen and covered up
      with false accounting?

      President Buhari can’t be serious in his silliness because the next obvious
      option is to sell Nigeria’s strategic oil and gas assets to foreigners. Such a
      daft step will then surpass the buffoonery of General Olusegun Obasanjo; who
      with usual ignorance, sold off the national phone line (NITEL) which collapsed
      since then, to make Nigeria the only country of its size without a national
      phone carrier and one now solely dependent on foreign-owned mobile phones.
      Unless President Buhari is stopped in his own tracks the very same ignorance
      of General Obasanjo will soon be repeated but to much deadly effect.

    • Econometrist

      Nigeria’s treasury is burnt. Salaries can’t be paid as due. Dollars are being rationed.

      Nigeria can’t pay its $6.77billion cash call to oil exploration companies for joint venture,

      and paid only half of that last year – carrying 50% forward to result in $9b debt this year,

      all things being equal. Tax collection slackened and dropped by about 25% last year and

      Nigeria’s import/export trade last year also dropped by the same percentage.

  • emmanuel

    $15.0 billion offered by Dangote and his co-traveller is less than what Nigeria get a year from Oil revenue. So why would any sane person agree to such satanic deal.
    As it is today, what Dangote has cheated Nigeria in 10 years is over $15 billion. I hope Nigeria will not go in flames soon? Sanusi too will deploy his stolen Wealth from CBN to buy some and no one will ask then where they got their monies from. Ben Benarnke after leaving the Federal Reserve Bank of America, could not recover his mortgage as he did not have enough money, yet Sanusi buys Rolls Royce and all manner of investments.
    The South of Nigeria is to be sold and thereafter, the North West will agree for restructuring – when the real wealth is then owned by them.

    • Alkali

      HOW SANUSI LAMIDO SANUSI BOUGHT HIMSELF ROLLS ROYCE THIS MONTH

      • ₦38.23billion developed legs and got missing in Central Bank under Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.
      • ₦160billion was taken by Sanusi Lamido at the Central Bank for self-determined spending.
      • ₦1.12billion was taken as spent by Sanusi Lamido on lunch for 12 CBN police guards
      in one year.
      • ₦1.12billion was taken in cash and entered in the account as paid to a non-operating airline
      for charter service.
      • ₦240billion was discretionally doled out at will as ‘donations’ by Sanusi Lamido.
      • ₦1.97billion was paid out in cash and entered on Central Bank accounts as “inexplicable
      expense” by Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.
      • ₦20billion was entered as paid out in cash as Legal Fees by Sanusi Lamido to persons
      unknown.
      • ₦3.086billion was taken by Sanusi Lamido and written off as expense ostensibly to promote
      Central Bank image.

      • emmanuel

        Yes o. They are entitled to steal from Nigeria and buy same with the proceeds of the theft. Then get celebrated for that.
        Sanusi messed up First Bank with Seawolf which has become an albatross to Nigeria, AMCON, First Bank and other consortium lenders etc.
        He surreptitiously wrote0off N21 billion fro Sanusi in Intercontinental Bank. Today, they celebrate their crooked lives and hope to clean out Nigeria

    • Ken

      Correct.

  • Ken

    Good comments from Senator Shuhu Sani . Dangote wants to but the LNG so that he can fully hold Nigeria at the jugular. We reject it totally

  • javscong javscong

    How have the other national assets sold by OBJ and GEJ performed? They have been absolute failures and Nigerians are worse off now than before they were sold off. I agree with Senator Shehu, these are not just economic predators they are big time rogues looking for ways of using money stolen from our treasury to buy up our national assets. Dangote may have a dominance perspective, being a businessman, Saraki and the others propagating this are ROGUES who ordinarily ought to be in prison for their crimes against Nigerians.

  • Joe Chucks

    This is why I love this man but you will see Zombies attack him just to appease their thin recessionist god in Aso rock.
    Imagine someone suggested the sale of NNPC? NLNG?. Now I know some people are greedier than satan himself and want everything good in Nigeria in their pockets and under their control ..

  • Etim

    God bless you Senator Sani. You are the real common sense advocate. Not that silver spoon spoilt kid called Saraki and his allies who are definitely clueless about the fact that 99% of Nigerians have been suffering recession for the last 25 years or more. What they are calling recession now is in fact a depression. I do not consider Dangote Elumelu and co “legitimate billionaires”. The are Past Nigerian government made. In saner climes they will be in jail for sharp and unfair practices. Gbam.

  • Olatubosun

    God bless senator Sani

  • Olatubosun

    God punish saraki and others that raised the motion of selling government property

  • Olatubosun

    Senators are the devils.
    They nearly killed us

  • Realitytalk

    whoever want to buy the asset will not get anthing because we can clearly see the intention of the saraki and co but PMB is more wiser than them all. They willl soon see that they are not even wise for bringing up the idea

  • Nazerine

    Nigerians got more than they bargained for by voting for Buhari. They stole oil blocks from Nigerians. Now they want to steal the remaining Nigerian assets. It started with Emergency Powers that will allow the President to sell national assets, next Aliko Dangote advised Buhari to sell national assets for recession to end , next legislators of Northern origin started campaigning for the sell of Nigerian assets. The game plan is working for them. That is CHANGE you voted for. I blame MAJORITY of the Yorubas who supported and voted for Buhari.

    • Chief Keef

      I supported Buhari,I apologise, we were deceived.

  • Sir Louis

    Senator Sani thank you. These men are not only economic predators, they are enemies of the nation and a clear and present danger to our collective existence and well- being.

  • Ice

    I agree with Senator Sani. Aliko and Buki are the same breed of greedy, predatory business men who have profiteered off the nation for years. Aliko has an insatiable desire for wealth at any cost. Buki is unprincipled and power drunk. They just want to buy these state institutions for themselves. They should invest in creating wealth and opportunity for Nigerians, in stead of trying to make a buck of the backs of poor Nigerians.

  • Ogunsola S. A

    I also agreed with the advised the senator Sani made. It is greediness and self centered worries the so call the Nigerian business men, like Alhaji Aliko dangote and others. They want to reap where they don’t sowed. There are planned was to kill this Country and people in it (poor Nigerians) so their families can be enjoy alone. This is the time for truly Nigerians to stand up on their feet and fight with our last blood to make sure this country survive from their planned. It is a pity that President Buhari has lost focus on how to move Nigeria forward. Where are the monies for Nitel, Nigeria airways, Nepa and others they sold. They shared the monies among themselves. No this time around to sell or concessionaires our National assets it is my tax and your taxes they used to built these assets they want to sell.