Thisday|| The National Assembly Thursday expressed worry over incessant vandalisation of key pipelines that convey gas to thermal power stations in the country. The Assembly also disclosed that it is mulling over enacting legislative measures to safeguard the growth of Nigeria’s nascent liberalised power sector.
This came just when the Ministry of Power announced the approval of President Goodluck Jonathan for the constitution of a hybrid National Council on Power, made up of high profile representatives from the three tiers of government; federal, state and local governments in Nigeria to work out shared challenges in the country’s power sector.
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Power, Senator Philip Aduda stated the national assembly’s displeasure with developments in the gas-to-power segment of the country’s power sector. He noted that such legislative measures may include a ban on importation of generating sets into the country.
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But this is ridiculous, isn’t it? Seems like bans are the newest fashion statement for the politicians. How can you ban generators in a country like Nigeria?