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Electricity workers to meet Buhari on stable power supply

By News Express on 02/05/2015

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Workers in the power sector under the aegis of Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies (SSAEAC) have produced a blueprint that will guarantee 24-hour power supply in the country for presentation to the President- elect, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), in Abuja before his swearing in later this month.

The General Deputy Secretary of the union, Comrade Robert Adedotun Ajayi, made the disclosure in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, yesterday while addressing beneficiaries of May Day pre retirement empowerment programme organised by the union for its teeming members.

The event also featured the provision of supportive grants by the union to prospective retirees to enable them kickstart Small/Medium Scale businesses of their choice.

Ajayi, while addressing the forum, lamented the adverse effects of the privatisation exercise on the electricity sector, insisting that a lot still needed to be done by the authorities so that the nation could move out of the present era of epileptic power supply.

He said the privatisation of the electricity sector was yet to achieve its expected goals “because the country was not ripe for the privatisation of the sector as at the time it was executed”.

He insisted that the erstwhile Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) should have been fully commercialised by the federal government before the privatisation of the enterprise since, according to him, the orientation of the PHCN was more of social service rather than profit making.

*Adapted from Saturday Mirror. Photo shows Buhari

Source News Express

Posted 02/05/2015 05:57:34 AM





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