Following the resolve of Taraba state government to privatise the state owned Mambila beverages, there appear to be some form of resistance in the offing.

This came after the government called on interested individuals to bid for the shares of the company which are up for acquisition.

However, a group from the host community of the corporate entity seems distraught and have frowned against the move of the state government.

The group under the aegis of Kamkam Progressive Forum, weekend called on the State Assembly to intervene on the matter.

In a statement issued to newsmen by Abdulrazaq Manuhi and Nuhu Tiki on behalf of the group, the State House of Assembly was urged to commence an investigation.

They urged the lawmakers to unravel the circumstances surrounding the ownership and sale of Nigerian Beverages Production Co Ltd factory in the past and incorporation of Mambila Beverages (Nigeria) Ltd.

It also advised that the State Assembly after its investigation should inform citizens of the state if the current rush complies with extant relevant laws governing the sale of companies.

Contacted, the Managing Director of the Taraba Investment and Property Limited, Ezekiel Iliya, said there are plans to organise a town hall meeting where Tarabans will be allowed to air their view on the sale of the company.

He also reiterated that the state government acquired the company after it was liquefied some years back.