The Governor of Cross Rivers State, Prof. Ben Ayade, on Thursday spoke out against the privatization exercises carried out by the Federal Government.
According to him, it is wrong for the government to take public assets and sell it into the hands of few people.
Ayade made this known while fielding questions from State House correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He said: “Finally, it is important to emphasize that privatization which has characterized the Nigerian economy for a long period is totally unacceptable, where government takes public asset and sell into the hands of few people.
“That is why I am very proud of Mr. President. Our President understands this very well and I’m sure that in the course of time, we will understand what he is doing.
“And when the results of his actions begin to manifest, Nigerians will know that he has come prepared and committed to take us to the path of glory. I must confess he is a very humble president”.
The governor also said that President Buhari will soon come for ground-breaking ceremony of the super highway project in Cross Rivers State, pointing out that technical issues that stalled the earlier fixed ground-breaking ceremony date, are being addressed.
He added: “Basically, that is one of the reasons why I’m here. There were wrong speculations in the press linking the shift in the visit to politics, linking the shift to so many other considerations other than things that were real.
“Basically, what happened was that there were environmental issues, which was dully raised by the Ministry of Environment. And all those issues and concerns that were expressed have been addressed”.