Spokesman of pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, said the group was afraid that having sold all the national assets, the President Buhari-led government might take more drastic measures, such as selling Nigerians as slaves in order to fund future budgets.
“When the APC government came into power in 2015, our local debt was N11 trillion, it has increased to N26 trillion in three years. Now they are telling us they will sell assets. If after selling all these assets, there is nothing more to sell, they will start selling us as slaves to slave traders to fund the 2019 budget.
“Except Nigeria becomes productive and we allow every state to go and be digging under their soil and bring out what is there. We take all those items from the exclusive list, reduce them and allow every part of Nigeria to be productive, there is no way out and that is what they are showing. So, before they start selling us as slaves, we must insist on Nigeria’s restructuring.”