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Mark Bemoans Poor Power Supply

Posted: May 2, 2015 at 8:38 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Ignatius Okorocha,  Abuja

President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, has lamented the persistent epileptic power supply in the country despite government promises in the wake of the privatisation of the sector.
Mark stated this when the management team of the Electricity Management Services Limited (EMSL) visited him in Abuja on Friday.

He expressed regret that in spite of the high expectations and promises on account of the privatisation of the power sector, Nigerians are yet to feel the positive impact of the sector.

He, therefore, charged operators of the industry to give meaning to the privatisation by making the sector work so that citizens can enjoy uninterrupted power supply.

Mark noted that the snail speed rate of development in the power sector does not give credence to the privatisation and the expectations of Nigerians.

He also challenged industry operators to get rid of quacks in the profession in order to give consumers quality service.

The Senate President asked them embark on manufacture of electrical tools instead of relying on importation, saying that importation should only complement.

This, he opined, would save cost and curtail capital flight, beside creating jobs for the populace.

Earlier, the Managing Director of EMLS, Mr. Peter Ewesor, said that the mandate of the agency includes, but not limited to, ensuring that electrical equipment used in the energy supply industry are of the right quality , standards and specifications.

Ewesor added that the agency ensures the safety of lives and property within the grid and off-grid networks.

The EMSL is one of the players in the electricity supply industry established in accordance with the provisions of part 1 section 8 of the Power Sector Reform Act 2005 and the supplementary regulations number 46/47 (B499-452 ) of the Federal Government official Gazette no 374 of 2010.