HAVE YOU HEARD HEAT OF THE MOMENT POLITICAL GIST NASS WILL STRICTLY MONITOR POWER SECTOR – LAWAN By Admin Posted on November 5, 2019 3 min read 0 0 298 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Nigeria’s Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan has called out the power sector of Nigeria, saying Expenditures have been made in the past, but no commensurate results from the expenditures, just as he said that this is worrisome. Lawan who warned that those behind shortchanging the government through power deals will be held accountable for their actions, said, “One of the challenges Nigeria is faced with today and for a very long time in the area of development is power.” adding that Until we are able to fix the power situation, development will continue to be difficult to achieve. According to him, it is obvious that a few companies were milking this country dry, he said the time has come for Nigeria as a country to get value for money, adding that the kind of money sunk into the power sector will not only provide adequate electricity for Nigeria but also the neighboring countries. He has also vowed that the Ninth National Assembly will Accountability and transparency seriously in the power sector, particularly in the application of funds proposed for it in the 2020 budget. . “This is one area we will continue to give priority to ensure we are able to meet the targets. It’s not going to be easy, but the Government of President Muhammadu Buhari has shown clear determination in ensuring we get power fixed.” “The power sector has been surrounded with controversies for a long time. When the NIPP started, so many things were said; some of which are true.” “Expenditures were made in the past, and we did not see commensurate results from the expenditures. It is something to worry about”. “Some persons also have the tendencies to sign agreements that sometimes are clearly against the national interest. Time has come for people to stop doing this.” Lawan said.