Cash-strapped Senate suspends power sector probe

The National Assembly is cash strapped, hence, most of its activities are in a state of inertia.

One of the most affected activities of the Senate that has been temporarily suspended due to the cash situation, is the public hearing on power sector probe.

Millions of Nigerians are particularly interested in the probe, owing to the erratic power situation of the past few years as well as the humongous amount of money reported to have been released for the sector.

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, had in August, announced a 13-man committee to investigate the management of funds appropriated to the power sector since the administration of Olusegun Obasanjo.

But due to the lack of funds-flow, many oversight activities of the various committees in the Senate and House of Representatives, have been put on hold.

A member of the Senate’s ad hoc committee on power, Senator Mao Ohuabunwa, disclosed that the public hearing on power sector is at the moment, a non-issue, until cash flows into the National Assembly.

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