- The Senate on Friday commenced investigation into alleged unwholesome practices in the power sector.
- The upper chamber inaugurated ad-hoc panel to conduct comprehensive probe of allegations of questionable practices in the sector.
- The panel headed by Senator Abubakar Kyari, (Borno North) is charged with the task of looking into the entire power value chain including generation, transmission and distribution with a view to identifying what the problems in the sector are.
- Kyari, in his remarks, detailed the nature of the investigation his committee is saddled with
Kyari added: “Having realised that the transmission segment is the major linkage between the generation and distribution fronts, increasing our capacity in this direction is also very necessary, since power produced must be utilised immediately.
“The turnaround maintenance, gas pipeline and vandalisation, just to mention a few are some of the teething problems bedeviling the sector.
“We must address it now in order to stem this destructive tide. The committee will beam its searchlight in this direction to put things in proper perspectives. ”