'Minister not qualified to head power sector', Shehu Sani says

He said Buhari should appoint an electrical engineer who is knowledgeable in the industry to man the affairs of the power sector.

 

Sani stated this while expressing concern of the over drop in power supply, adding that the President should appoint an electrical engineer who is knowledgeable in the industry to man the affairs of the power sector.

“We are in a state of paralysis, and there is urgent need to appoint a reputable electrical engineer to manage the affairs of power, independent of other responsibilities”, he said.

The Senator said power stakeholders have no excuse to justice the hardships Nigerians are passing through, noting that private investors have sector have failed Nigeria.

“Distribution Companies (DISCOs) were now distributing darkness despite increment in electricity tariff; private power investors have failed the nation by moving manageable power epilepsy to a complete paralysis,” Sani said.

The Kaduna senator called for a review of the defunct Power Holdings Company of Nigeria assets, noting that privatisation of power regime has brought untold hardship to Nigerians.

He advised the setting up of energy task force responsible for immediate technical and financial intervention in generation, transmission and distribution, while urging government to invest in renewable and non renewable energy.

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