The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has reiterated his decision to sell- off capital projects like ports, refineries, and railways to private sectors.

Atiku said this on Wednesday during a meeting with the Nigerian Guild of Editors in Lagos State.

According to him, his decision was in a bid to take the financial burden off the Federal Government.

He added that the idea was intended to provide “jobs,” “development,” “progress,” and “property.”

He said:

If you see the amount of work the government has to do in this country, like building and rebuilding our ports, constructing our railway lines, building our highways – let me borrow Dokpesi’s word – it is a ‘humongous’ amount of money that you require. You know that the government doesn’t have it.

“I would rather concession most of this to the private sector and give them tax breaks. They invest, recover their money and we will have development, progress, jobs, and prosperity.”

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