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Power reforms: Posterity Will Judge Us Fairly – Sambo

Posted: May 12, 2015 at 3:25 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Obas Esiedesa –  Abuja


Following recent calls for the review of the power sector reforms, Vice President Mohammed Nnamadi Sambo has declared that all decisions taken in the privatisation and projects implementation of the sector were done based on sound advice from experts.

He therefore noted that posterity would judge the out-going administration of President Goodluck Jonathan fairly.

Sambo spoke shortly before commissioning the 330/132/33kv transmission substation built by the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) under the National Integrated Power Projects (NIPP) n Gwagwalada, Abuja on Monday.

He assured that all decisions were taken in the best interest of Nigeria and geared toward making electricity available to Nigerians.

He explained that notwithstanding whatever misgivings that the administration may be getting from people, it opted for the best choice of actions that it thought would help it progress the country’s electricity systems with tangible and long lasting impacts.

He said: “I want to seize this opportunity to assure all Nigerians that all the decisions and project implementation in both Niger Delta Power Holding Company and the National Council on Privatisation, are taken on the basis of sound professional advice and sound decisions to ensure that we succeed in Nigeria in providing power successfully for the benefit of Nigerians and the development of the country”.

He continued “In this spirit, I enjoin you all to solidify these great achievements and be patriotic in protecting public assets entrusted in care as part of your civic responsibility against disuse and vandalism so that generations yet unborn will not only benefit from the project but shall build on legacies that we have bequeathed on them.

He explained that the next phase of the NIPPs in construction of hydro power generation plants up north will help upgrade the country’s electricity generation capacity to as much as 20,000 megawatts (MW).