Billionaire businessman, Aliko Dangote says he’s not interested in buying the nation’s assets. And he won’t dabble into it even if it was offered to him at no cost.
This is according to an interview he conducted with Thisday.
While Dangote is one of those advocating the sale of the national assets, he says he sees that as a way to boost the economy and stabilize the exchange rate.
“But the issue is, why did I suggest that we should sell some of the assets? I know the touchy one is the NLNG. I want to make it categorically clear that even if the government is selling NLNG on credit, I am not interested in buying.”
He says borrowing isn’t the best option for the nation at the moment. And that Nigeria needs about 15 billion dollars to jumpstart the economy.
On assets he’ll perfer to see sold, he says,
“I am talking about the sale of the marginal fields and all those non-producing and capped oil wells that we have not even touched in the last 50 years. They have not been touched at all. They are there, just dormant.”