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Gbajabiamila Reveals Those Behind Epileptic Power Supply

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila reveals that unpatriotic activities of current and retired public office holders are responsible for the socio-economic problem in the power sector, Nigeria News Live Reports.

Gbajabiamila spoke while declaring to start the investigation of the  Federal Government’s abandoned power projects from 1999 to date.

The Speaker, represented by the Chief Whip, Rep. Mohammed Monguno (All Progressive Congress-Borno), showed his displeasure with the place of power in the country.

He also said the motion on the need to review government’s expenditure on the power sector to maintain sustenance of the power reform programme in Nigeria was referred to the Ad-hoc Committee on Thursday.

“You will agree with me that from 1999 to date, the National Assembly has appropriated huge sums of funds in the power sector and there are lots and much to be expected from the power sector.

“The problem is you and I; we are less patriotic in the discharge of our responsibilities to our nation.

“Again, I want to say that it is embarrassing that when you pick-up newspaper, what you read is probe everytime; many heads to roll; EFCC to investigate.

“It is time in our nation building to think back and press the reset button on what we do, how we do them with a view to making that we get value for the funds appropriated for projects,” he said.

Gbajabiamila said that Nigerians were virtually in every part of the world largely in search of stable electricity supply, good medical health facilities, quality education among others.

He said that committee was constituted on Wednesday with a clear mandate to investigate the Federal Government’s abandoned power projects.

Kumo said that the aim was to find the major encumbrances affecting the projects and to make appropriate recommendations on the ways to complete the projects within the life span of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

“Having established the powers and legitimacy of our action, we are here today to provide all relevant stakeholders the platform and opportunity to make their informed submissions and contributions on the matter.

“We, therefore, urge you to be objective, truthful and observe decorum throughout our sitting here today,” he said.

Stakeholders at the event include Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Power, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), management team from all the Distribution Companies (DISCOs) and GENCOS, among others.

(NAN)

 

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