Representative of Pan-Yoruba gathering, Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, said the gathering was
worried about the possibility that having sold all the national assets, the President Buhari-drove government may take more exceptional measures, for example, selling Nigerians as slaves with the end goal to fund budgets.
"We are arriving yet they are not tolerating it. We let them know in 2015 that there was no chance to get out with the exception of we restructure Nigeria, that Nigeria has to be productive, but they said they are bringing change. Which change are they bringing? Now they are there.
“When the APC government came into power in 2015, our local debt was N11 trillion, it has increased to N26 trillion in three years. Now they are telling us they will sell assets. If after selling all these assets, there is nothing more to sell, they will start selling us as slaves to slave traders to fund the 2019 budget.
“Except Nigeria becomes productive and we allow every state to go and be digging under their soil and bring out what is there. We take all those items from the exclusive list, reduce them and allow every part of Nigeria to be productive, there is no way out and that is what they are showing. So, before they start selling us as slaves, we must insist on Nigeria’s restructuring."