Shettima to NCP: Improve fortunes of government’s institutions, assets

Vice President Kashim Shettima has directed the National Council on Privatization (NCP) to hold regular meetings and take decisions that would improve the fortunes and assets of government institutions.

Minister of Budget and Economic Planning, Mr Abubakar Atiku Bagudu said Shettima gave the directive Tuesday at the meeting of the reconstituted NCP which he chaired.

The minister, who is a member of the NCP said this in an interview with State House correspondents.

“The vice president gave the mandate that the council must meet as regularly as possible so that where we need to reform institutions, we do so with dispatch; where we need to sell or concession them, or even arrange them in a way that will bring more value to Nigerians, that will also be done with dispatch so that the assets are put to better use, incomes and employment are generated from them and national prosperity is enhanced,” he said.

The minister said the council would continue to take decisions that would make the Nigerian public enterprise sector more efficient.

He said the council at its Tuesday meeting approved four Standing Committees and the 2024 work plan for the Bureau for Public Enterprises (BPE).