The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has reiterated his resolve to sell Nigeria’s refineries to businessmen if elected president.
Atiku said businessmen would better manage the country’s refineries if they were allowed to manage them. He made the declaration during an interview with the Voice of America (VOA) Hausa Service, in Washington DC.
Asked about the refineries, Atiku said: “My position on this is not new, I already said years ago, I will sell them, because if you give [them] to businessmen, they will run these refineries better.”
The PDP presidential candidate also vowed to deal with the issue of oil theft in the Southern part of the country.