FG’s Plans to Privatize Airports is an Insult to Nigerians – NLC
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has berated the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration over plans to privatise major airports in the country.
President of NLC, Ayuba Wabba made the congress position known in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.
Wabba said it would be a “grand insult” to the collective intelligence of Nigerians if the FG goes ahead with the plan.
The statement read: “It was with great alarm that we learnt of the renewed efforts by the Federal Government to concession Nigeria’s major airports.
“The airports are the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos and the Port Harcourt International Airport to private sector interests.
“Nigerians may recall that the current concession drive of the present government did not start today. It has been part of the neo-liberal predilection of successive governments in Nigeria.
“It stretched from the military era up till the current democratic dispensation to deregulate, concession, and privatise critical national assets to their cronies and friends.
“We rejected the concession of our core national assets yesterday. We are rejecting it today!
“The unwholesome and unpatriotic attitude of giving away the country’s prized national property to private sector operatives was not only unjust and immoral but also in ultra-violations.