Speaker Yakubu Dogara said on Tuesday that the Peoples Democratic Party’ administrations from 1999 to 2015 spent nearly N3 trillion on the power sector but generated darkness.
He made the comments at a workshop put together by the House of Representatives to find solutions to perennial power outage in the country.
“Perhaps the most important question is what happened to the N2.74 trillion spent on the sector from 1999-2015?,”
“Why is it that the more we spent on the power sector, the more darkness we attract?”
“I am confident that the array of stakeholders gathered here today are eminently capable of dealing with these and many more related questions and puzzles that exist and will arise in the course of deliberations,” Mr. Dogara said.
The House organised the workshop to complement efforts of the Buhari administration towards improving Nigeria’s poor electricity supply.
Participants will “examine extant legislations/regulatory framework guiding the Nigerian power sector to determine if there is need for amendments or enactment of new laws that will galvanise the sector,”Mr. Dogara said in a statement ahead of the event.