The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, on Friday, berated the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, over his plan to promote the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC. Abubakar had yesterday in Kaduna reiterated his earlier resoolve to promote NNPC to Nigerians if elected on Saturday.
Reacting to this declaration, MURIC stated the proposed sale of NNPC, which is the spine of Nigeria’s financial system, bears critical financial implications for the residents.
“We should begin taking Alhaji Atiku Abubakar very severely, notably on this difficulty of planning to promote NNPC.
In view of the truth that petroleum is the mainstay of Nigeria’s financial system and NNPC is essential to its efficiency, the Nigerian people want to know what’s going to occur if the previous vp’s promise turns into a actuality. “We are due to this fact asking His Excellency to clarify to Nigerians what’s going to change into of civil servants who depend on their month-to-month salaries alone if NNPC is offered.
If it’s true that not less than 70% of Federal Government’s allocation comes from NNPC gross sales and each federal and state governments depend on the allocation to pay their workers, how will federal and state staff proceed to get their salaries often? Is this not an invite to large retrenchment, unbridled poverty and elevated crime fee? What measures have Your Excellency put in place to be certain that our fears aren’t actualized? “By extension, MURIC will like to know what Alhaji Atiku Abubakar means by his broadly quoted statement, ‘I will enrich my friends’.
We will like to know who the previous vp referred to as his ‘friends’ in addition to the criterion or standards for turning into Alhaji Atiku’s good friend. Also, what kind will such enrichment take? From the place will the sources for enriching his associates come, from his private sources or from our frequent patrimony? “The Nigerian people will love to hear an evidence earlier than they go to the polls within the subsequent 48 hours.
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The Muslim Rights Concern is deeply involved in regards to the destiny of Nigerian Muslims who kind a big majority of Nigeria’s inhabitants and who’re almost definitely to be the principle victims of a common retrenchment and the attendant widespread poverty among the many plenty. MURIC can not afford to shut its eyes to a serious financial coverage which is able to affecting the lives of a big majority of Nigerians.”
Source: Daily Post
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