Mixed reactions have continued to trail the statement of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar on Wednesday, where he reiterated his plan to privatize the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), if elected as president in the February 23 election.

Taking to twitter, some Nigerians discouraged the idea, while speculating that Atiku was speaking based on a prior agreement with some persons who are going to buy NNPC.

Others who supported the idea also expressed their optimism noting that as Atiku said, it will provide wealth, jobs for the less privileged.

Earthpublisher News recalls that Atiku had on different occasions spoken of his plans to privatize the petroleum corporation , but this time Nigerians took out time to expressly speak their mind on the plan.

On one of the occasions, Atiku who was speaking during an interactive session with the business community in Lagos, about a month ago had said, if privatized, the corporation would operate better.

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