‘ I must privatise NNPC and enrich my friends, i don’t mind if they kill me’ – Atiku Abubakar
Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate under the People’s Democratic Party ( PDP) has sworn to privatise the Nigerian National Petroleum Commission (NNPC) even if it means his death.
He made this known on Wednesday, whilst he addressed the business community in Lagos during a planned public occasion themed ‘ Getting Nigeria’s Economy Working Again: A Pragmatic Approach’ .
The business tycoon also stated that his emergence as the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria will bring about growth and wealth, not to members of his family, but to his friends who he thinks are entitled to be rich.
” I am committed to privatising NNPC, i said it, i swear even if they are going to kill me i will do it. At the end of the day privatising NNPC is going to be to our own advantage and i’m also not going to enrich members of my family but my friends, are my friends not entitled to be enriched? as long as there is no element of corruption there” he said.