A human rights lawyer, FEMI FALANA SAN, and a lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, LAWRENCE ADEROTIMI, have called on members of the Senate to trim their high allowances and curb government spending instead of calling for the sale of national assets to address the economic recession.
In a statement, FALANA said Nigeria had never benefitted from the sale of national assets in the past because they were undervalued and sold to unscrupulous politicians.
He recalled that the official residence of the Senate President and the Speaker of the House of Representatives were sold to Senator DAVID MARK and DIMEJI BANKOLE at less than quarter of their true value.
FALANA reminded the senators that since they had sworn to always put the interest of Nigerians first, the lawmakers should ensure equitable distribution of national wealth.
ADEROTIMI on his part urged the Federal Government to seek alternative solution to the current recession rather than focusing on the sale of National assets.