The Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) Atiku Abubakar has said that he will not sell the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to his friends as speculated.
Recall that Atiku had said if he is voted into office, one of the first tasks he will do is to privatize the petroleum company.
He said that the NNPC had failed to serve the purpose for which it was established in 1977.
The former vice president described reports that he intends to sell the NNPC to himself and his friends as untrue and false.
Speaking during a meeting with leaders from the grassroots in Kaduna state, Atiku said, “They keep saying ‘Atiku wants to sell NNPC to himself and his friends. That is a lie!”
“They don’t want us to sell NNPC but we will sell it. We will sell it to you.” he said.