Nigerians recall NITEL experience as Atiku insists on selling NNPC

Nigerians have recalled the fate of the Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (NITEL) after its privatisation by the Olusegun Obasanjo-led administration.

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, was the Vice President at the time.

Atiku has repeatedly said he would privatise the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) if he is elected president.

While many fear that what befell NITEL could be repeated with the sale of NNPC, others say that the sale of NITEL opened the door for major telecommunications players to come into the country.