Senate Set Up Committee To Probe Power Sector Under Jonathan, Obasanjo

The on Thursday set up a 13-member Ad-Hoc Committee to carry out a comprehensive investigation into the management of funds so far appropriated for the power sector since 1999.

The Committee, headed by Senator Abubakar Kyari, was also given the task of probing the unbundling of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria by the Federal Government.

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The Upper Chamber took the decision while passing a motion sponsored by the Senate Leader, Ali Ndume, seeking the immediate reconnection of some parts of Borno back to the national grid in view of the challenges the blackout was posing to his constituents.

The Senate urged the Federal Government to complete the Mambilla Power Project with the aim of improving electricity supply in the country.

It also called on Muhammadu to direct the Transmission Company of Nigeria to immediately reconnect Maiduguri to the national grid.

It also directed the committee to conclude its investigations and report to the Senate within two weeks.

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