Terhemen Abua with reports from Punch.
Chairman, Senate Committee on privatisation, Ben Murray-Bruce, Monday, in Katsina, said the senate was not out to victimise anybody or to reverse the privatisation of companies.
Bruce made the clarification when he led a team of the Senate Committee on Privatisation on a working visit to Dana Steel Limited.
The chairman stated that whatever their findings were , they would be made public as the committee embarked on a tour of privatised companies across the country with a view to having on the spot information and assessment of how the companies were performing.
“The Senate set up the committee on privatisation, who are currently on tour of Nigeria to look at the privatised companies. Our recommendations on such companies would be made known to the senate and Nigerians. We, at the senate, are not out to victimize anybody or reverse the privatisation”, he said.
“People are entitled to their opinions, and I believe that the privatisation process especially in the power sector was perfectly done. It cannot be faulted”, Bruce added.
Senator Bruce maintained that with the privatisation of companies such as Delta Steel company and Ajaokuta Steel Company, the federal government gets money to spend on other needs such as roads, health and so on and so forth.
“Our interest is to get jobs for more Nigerians through privatisation”, he said.