Members of the Senate, last week, strongly criticised the privatisation of Nigeria’s power sector, saying the model adopted in the transfer from public to private operators has failed, The Punch reports.

The Senate, therefore, called for a review of the privatisation process to maximise the capacity of the power sector. The lawmakers, while speaking on a motion by Senator Dino Melaye (Kogi-West) titled ‘DISCOSs, Electricity Consumers and the Burden of Overbilling,’ lamented the failure of the power sector even after it had been privatised.

Seconding the motion, Senator Bukar Mustapha stated that the problem with the sector was inefficiency. Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, who presided over the plenary, however ruled that the motion be stepped down pending the outcome of the probe by the Abaribe-led panel.

 

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