Generator, Diesel Dealers Behind Nigeria’s Poor Power Supply- Ex Minister, Bath Nnaji
Prof Bath Nnaji, a former Minister of Power has disclosed that generator dealers and diesel suppliers in Nigeria were the ones behind the countries poor power supply.
Nnaji made the disclosure on Wednesday in Umuahia, Abai State while featuring on Flo FM’s programme, “The Southeast Political Roundtable”.
The fomer minister who is also the Chairman of the private power plant, Geometric Power located in Aba decried the dearth of skilled professionals in the management of the power sector in Nigeria.
Lamenting the decadence in the power sector despite the Federal Government of Nigeria committing over N7 trillion in the sector, said that until professionals who understand the politics of power and Nigeria’s energy needs become active in the sector, the country may never move forward, energy wise.
On the allegations of sabotage in the power stector, Prof Nnaji said, “There are two areas when you talk of cabal in the sector – the diesel suppliers and generator users.
“Nigeria is a big user of generators because of our enormous power need and those who are in the business would not want any interruption
“The diesel suppliers feel that stable power supply would destroy their business,”
“A graphic picture of how dangerous the diesel suppliers can be was experienced when we were in government, somewhere in this country, some men cut down 30KVA line to stop electricity supply to thousands of users.
“Unfortunately, the diesel supplying company sponsored the operation.
“Incidentally the power cable fell on one of them, who later confessed to the crime.”