NCP to partner NASS on effective privatisation

Vice President, Arc Mohammed Namadi Sambo has expressed the willingness of the National Council on Privatisation (NCP), to partner the National Assembly in meeting the objectives of the privatisation policy which is aimed at creating wealth and jobs for Nigerians.

Sambo, who is also the Chairman of the NCP stated this in Abuja, when members of the House Standing Committee on Privatisation and Commercialisation, led by the Chairman, Hon. Khadija Bukar Abba Ibrahim paid him a courtesy call in his office.

Arc Sambo buttressed the need for cooperation between the legislature and the executive saying “cooperation between the executive office and the National Assembly, means success.”

VP Sambo assured that government was making efforts to represent all outstanding Bills regarding the privatisation process to the legislature, such as the Railway Bill meant to fast-track the development of the rail transport sector in the country. He further said that government was fast-tracking the Power sector privatisation and that of NITEL.

Earlier, the Chairman of the Committee, Hon. Khadija Ibrahim stated that they were in the State House, to present the Committee’s work plan to the Vice President as the Chairman of the NCP for effective oversight and lawmaking.

She stated that the Committee had already concluded plans to embark on a phased oversight visit of Privatised Enterprises across the country starting from March 5, 2012.

Hon. Ibrahim stated that they were eagerly waiting on the arrival of the proposed reform Bills which are critical to the Transformation Agenda, promising to give the Bills accelerated consideration.

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