By Scroll reporter Lagos, Nigeria.
The Ministry of Budget and Planning has denied reports that the Federal government is planning to raise about N5 trillion from assets sales in the next four years.
A press statement signed by Akpandem James, Media Adviser to the Minister of Budget and Planning, said the attention of the Ministry of Budget and National Planning has been drawn to publications in a section of the media indicating that the Federal Government is planning to raise about N5 trillion from assets sale in the next four years.
The publications claim that the projected amount is contained in the Economy Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) being finalized by the Federal Government.
It has become necessary to state that the ERGP that is being finalized and which will soon be presented to the public has no recommendation for raising that amount of revenue from sale of assets.
To achieve the strategic objectives of the plan, 60 strategies have been developed for implementation with four key execution priorities:
§ Stabilization of the macroeconomic environment
§ Agriculture and food security
§ Sufficiency in energy (power and petroleum products)
§ Industrialization focusing on Small and Medium Scale Enterprises