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Privatisation thing in Nigeria is scam – Sowore

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Omoyele Sowore, presidential candidate of African Action Congress [AAC] has described privatisation policy of the Federal Government of Nigeria as scam.

Sowore made this statement while fielding questions on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.

The presidential candidate also promised to prioritise education and makes it free at all levels, if elected president of the country in the upcoming presidential election.

He insisted to make education free at all educational levels because according to him, “The money is there enough to fulfil the promises. I keep telling Nigerians and I say it with the experience of how they manage Nigeria’s economy”.

He claimed that the money stolen from Nigeria’s coffers for the past sixteen [16] years is “enough to have supported free education in Nigeria or to have supported it for 50 or 100 years ahead of now”.

According to him, when compared with other oil-producing, particularly the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Nigeria is lacking behind.

“They provide free education for every citizen. They even pay people to get married and we all started with the same oil that we are selling,” the activist-turned-politician said.

“But what we have been doing in Nigeria is corporate welfare and individual powerful people welfare.”

As part of his plans for Nigeria, he also reassured to decentralize the power sector if elected, saying that the plan will generate about 24,000 megawatts of electricity in four years.

“With 24, 000 megawatts of electricity in four years, you would be creating nothing less than one to four million jobs,” Sowore explained.

“The private sector taking it over with stolen money is not working,” the 51-year-old said, claiming that “the privatization thing is a scam. It is still Nigeria’s money stolen by them.

Apart from the power sector, Sowore claimed that the 1999 Constitution of the country is “fraudulent”, pinning most of Nigeria’s challenges on it.

“If you are going to vote for me, then you are voting for that promises to be fulfilled,” the publisher added.

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