Lawmaker urges Federal Govt to establish industries to tackle unemployment.

The Federal government has been called upon to reappraise its privatisation policy with a view to establishing some new industries for the overall benefit of the society.
Making the call while speaking on a radio programme “Bush house Nigeria” recently, Senator Ita Solomon Enang representing Itu and Ibiono Ibpm Federal Constituency of Akwa Ibom in the senate said the federal government neede the manufacturing industries it would establish to take care of unemployment.
Enang who is also chairman senate committee on business and rules condemned government privatisation policy describing it as anti Nigeria and asked the government to apologise to Nigerians over the policy since 1996.
He described the western countries as been unfair to Nigeria because as he put it”they give us loans,buy our industries, collapse them and at the end of the day they establish these industries in their own countries”
“Worse still, they at the long run produce goods in those industries over there and bring to sell to us in Nigeria even at exhorbitant prices”he lamented.
The senator further said “since privatisation was introduced, which of the privatised industries in Nigeria are working today, like PAN, Newsprint company at Okuboku in Akwa Ibom, Iwopin paper mill,even the hotels.
He expressed displeasure at the way the fuel subsidy fund was being managed and administered by the federal government.stressing that the fund should have been reinvested back into the oil and gas sector especially what he termed our modular refineries that are epileptic in the country.
“To what extent are the subsidy funds being used to solve unemployment for example at those tiers of government”he queried.

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