The Amalgamated Union of Public Corporation, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Service Employees (AUPCTRE) has begged Muhammadu Buhari to stop proposed sale of National Historical Assets to fund the 2018 budget.
Mr Yusuf Zambuk made the appeal recently.
“Our attention has been drawn to the decision of the Federal Government to sell some National Historical Assets to fund the 2018 budget presently before the National Assembly. If the information is true, it is a strange phenomenon.
“When President Buhari came to power in 2015, his government made a statement that historical assets will not be sold for any reason to any private interest.
“The stand of government was widely supported by the generality of Nigerians in particular and by all patriotic Nigerians.
“We can, therefore, not rationalise the changes in government policy, in particular on sales of public assets to fund annual budget.
“In the light of above submission, we passionately appeal to President Buhari to intervene and stop the proposed sale of National Historical Assets and other national monuments to fund an annual budget,’’ Zambuk said.
He, therefore, advise the Federal Government to look within and think of other sources that could fund the national budget without selling important assets.
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