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Recession: Focus on power to boost economy, FG told

By Peter Okutu

ABAKALIKI—THE National Coordinator for Buhari/Osibanjo Initiative for Demonstrative Change in Nigeria, Comrade Chinedu Ogah yesterday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to focus on revamping the power sector as a panacea needed to boost the country’s economy.

The National Coordinator, who made the call while addressing newsmen in Abakaliki on the state of the nation, blamed previous administrations of not holistically and genuinely tackling the power sector, despite the huge sums of money expended towards revamping the sector.

Ogah accused Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, EEDC of refusing to distribute pre-paid metres to its customers across the South East zone, especially in Ebonyi State, and stressed that the company was only interested in amassing wealth through mass distribution of unwarranted and illegal bills to unsuspecting customers in the state, instead of ensuring steady power supply to all and sundry.

According to him, the ability of President Buhari to addressed the lingering challenges facing the Power sector would pave way for the economic boom of the nation not minding the present recession facing it.

He further charged the President to bring in foreign experts and investors with the resolve to revitalize, revamp and reposition the Power sector for capacity development and optimum productivity.

“President Buhari should focus on revamping the Power sector. It is necessary as it will further contribution in the economic boom of the nation. EEDC is robbing Nigerians by distributing unwarranted bills instead pre-paid metres. They need to be probed. Constant power supply is the key needed for the revamping of our economy”.



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