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Senate commences oversight of Kaduna Power Plant, others

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The Senate Joint Committee on Power, Steel Development and Metallurgy, and Gas, says it will commence on-the-spot assessment of the 215-Megawatt Kaduna Power Plant on Monday.

Co-Chairman of the Joint Committee and Chairman, Senate on Gas, Bassey Akpan, made this known in Abuja.

Akpan said that the Kaduna plant oversight was part of the Committee’s investigation into alleged inconsistencies in contract implementation of the facility and its failure to generate electricity.

He said that similar oversight would be conducted in other gas plants across the country to ascertain their functionality.

“We are doing on-the-spot assessment of the plant on Monday and we will also be visiting every other gas-producing facility across the country, next week.

“The revelations we have are quite disheartening. By the time we are done and we do our final report, it will be an eye-opener on the rot in the power sector.

“The Minister will definitely appear before us because he is not bigger than the Senate.

“We will give another date by the time we are done with the site visits,’’ he said.

Akpan said the Committee would see to the end of the investigation, adding “if we must move forward as a country we must do the right thing.’’

 

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