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House of Representatives amends Power sector reform laws

The House of Representatives says it will continue to amend Nigeria’s legislations that would provide the necessary changes in governance in line with the 9th National Assembly Legislative Agenda.

The Speaker, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, stated this while inaugurating the AdHoc Committee to reform laws on the Power Sector.

Mr. Gbajabiamila promised a comprehensive review of all legislation in the power sector, saying the House would continue to work towards improving the wellbeing of Nigerians.

“Setting up this ad-hoc committee became necessary because of the resolve of the House to ensure a comprehensive review of all legislation relating to the power sector.

“I am personally concerned about the myriad of challenges in the power sector, the issue of estimated billing system remains a no, no, and whatever needed to be done to address the issue must be carried out,” he stated.

Mr. Gbajabiamila said; “this ad-hoc committee, chaired by House Leader, AlHassan Ado-Doguwa, must take steps to ensure that the House fulfills its commitment of a comprehensive review of all legislation in the power sector.

“I am confident in the ability of the committee leadership and the members to deliver on this critical assignment the House has given you.”

The Chairman of the AdHoc Committee, AlHassan Ado-Doguwa expressed dismay over the poor performance of the power sector despite the huge investment over the years.

He however, pledged that the committee would work assiduously to the realisation of its mandate of bringing changes to the sector for the development of the country.

“Despite huge investments made in the power sector over the years, Nigerians hardly feel the impact. We would do our best to unravel the situation.

“We would serve with our strength and sense of commitment, responsibility and patriotism, and we would not leave any stone unturned to right the wrongs in the power sector,” Ado-Doguwa added.

The chairman House Committee on Power, Magaji Da’u-Aliyu, who is a member of the ad-hoc committee thanked the Speaker for giving them the opportunity to look into the complex issue in the power sector.

He assured the Speaker that all hands would be on deck in discharging the assignment.

Source: Voice of Nigeria