The Chairman of the House Committee on Power, Magaji Aliyu has stated that political machinations have deterred the improvement of the power sector.
Aliyu made this know at the Annual General Meeting/Awards ceremony of the Association of Rural Electrification Contractors of Nigeria (ARECON).
”I believe that there are political machinations not to allow power grow in this country. There are machinations to interfere with the power sector generally. We have multidimensional problems.” Aliyu said.
”The power sector is in a big problem because of lack of efficient and dynamic policies. Let me give you an example: today, you will hear that a part of the Ministry of Power has been shifted to another organisation, which I believe is an aberration,” he added.
”But there must be a desired formula that the politics of it must allow the Ministry of Power to drive power process in this country. There are agencies that are supposed to be under the power ministry but they don’t report to the ministry now.” Aliyu stated.
He also denied allegations that the members of the National Assembly were interfering with the award of power sector contracts.
Aliyu stated that the National Assembly would continue to engage the government on the necessary steps to take in resolving the power situation in the country.