Nigeria Has Spent N2.7tr on Electricity since 1999 – Dogara

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Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has revealed that the federal government has spent a total of N2.7 trillion to generate power since 1999.

The Speaker who was represented by his Deputy, Hon. Yussuff Lasun spoke in Abuja when he opened the House Committee on Power investigating the payment of N2.7 billion severance package to the Chairman and seven commissioners of the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).

He lamented that “All of us know what power is. And Nigeria has been struggling in the last 50 years to generate at least between 2,5000megawatts and 4,000megawatts. It is sad!

“We are here doing what we know how to do. To probe the activities of agencies of government. As a parliament, we try to do our best to ensure that the interest of our people is protected.

“How can we as a parliament be ignored to the extent that we woke up one morning and heard that the Discos and Gencos had been privatised without the involvement and input of the House Committee on Power. It is not done anywhere.”

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