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NGO vows to expose defaulting IPP contractors

By Emma Amaize
WARRI—THE Initiative for Better Power Supply, IBPS, a non-governmental organization, NGO, has threatened to expose and drag major contractors who have abandoned electricity projects awarded to them to court  if they refused to return to site.

According to the group,  “there is a lot of financial mismanagement levelled  against some contractors still handling power projects who do not want to complete the projects they are handling, and they are still expecting funds from the government to mismanage.”

National Coordinator of the group, Mr. Don Emma Onose, in a press statement also called on the National Assembly to release the report of Ndudi Elumelu power probe and charged the Acting President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, to take urgent steps to save the power sector.

His words: “We, the Initiative for Better Power Supply, are planning to take them to court if they refuse to go back to their sites.”

On the Elumelu power probe report, Onose said it should be a guide to lead Nigeria out of power failure.

According to him, there is something important Nigeria can gain from the power probe report. “With that report,  we can get some facts to move the power sector forward.  The Acting President should do something urgently to improve power supply because many industries have closed down and this has caused a lot of people to lose their jobs.

“Due to power failure, every part of this country is suffering. The Acting President should toe the path of honour by improving power supply,” he said.


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