The current minister of Power, Engr. Sale Mamman, has thrown a jibe at his predecessor, Babatunde Fashola, claiming that despite the huge amounts spent by the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration on the sector in the previous years, no tangible results were recorded.
The Minister made this known through a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Communication, Aaaron Artimas.
According to the Minister, ‘All right thinking Nigerians are aware that since assuming power in 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari has poured billions of Naira and attracted huge foreign investments into the power sector with the aim of improving the generation and improvement of electricity to Nigerians.
‘Nigerians should be asking why there are not much improvement in the sector after such concerted efforts by the government and not to encourage ‘wailers’ to sulk over public officers who had been in the ministry for over four years without tangible results, he said
The statement was released in relation to the changes made at the Rural Electrification Agency and Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Company by the Minister of Power.
“At this level of National development, we should be thinking of performance instead of promoting trivial or extraneous sentiments on the pretext of criticizing government actions. Many Nigerians are not unaware of the squabbling and unfortunate infighting affecting these two agencies as well as other alleged infractions. This obviously affected their performance in impacting the entire industry. No responsible leadership will tolerate such chaotic situation and expect success on the ultimate goal of improving power in the country”
The Minister also accused some ‘cabals’ of undermining the work being done by the ministry since it took office and instead promoting ‘trivial or extraneous sentiments’.
“When he assumed duty as the Minister of Power barely five months ago, Engr. Sale Mamman was never under any illusions that his job was going to be a walk in the garden. Soon after we began to hear of a cabal which held the ministry by the throat and denying Nigerians the full value of their huge investment in the power sector”, the statement reads.
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