By Modupe Gbadeyanka Chairman of Dangote Group, Mr Aliko Dangote, has told the world that Nigeria needs about $15 billion to get out of recession. Mr Dangote made this known in an interview with Bloomberg TV interview at the US-Africa Business Forum held on the sidelines of the 71st United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York. He said the money could be raised from the sale of national assets or from lenders across the globe. Mr Dangote told Bloomberg TV that, \u201cWe need something like $15 billion through sales of assets, through loans from Bank of China or wherever.\u201d He pointed out that Nigeria\u2019s problem came about because of low foreign reserves, emphasising that \u201cthe banks, entrepreneurs, everybody is speculating on the currency (Naira).\u201d Earlier, the Africa\u2019s richest man had told CNBC Africa that the Federal Government must sell its assets to raise funds to revive the dwindling economy. His call was backed by some economists and even the Senate. However, some Nigerians criticised the call, including Senator Shehu Sani, who described Dangote, the Senate and others in support of the suggestion as \u201ceconomic predators\u201d. It would be recalled that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) had forecasted that Nigeria\u2019s economy would record a 1.8 percent contraction in 2016.