Senator Shehu Sani has taken a swipe at the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola over the abject state of electricity supply in the country.
The destruction of oil pipelines by militant group, Niger Delta Avengers has greatly affected the nation’s capacity to generate electricity in the past two months.
According to the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI), 4,031 megawatts has been lost to gas shortages as a result of a sharp spike in militant activity in the Niger Delta.
However, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Domestic Debt and Loans, appears to believe that Fashola’s brief of 3 portfolios is affecting his productivity in the Power sector.
Senator Sani took to his Facebook page to advocate for “a Minister of Power; one who has nothing else to do or to think about but concentrate on issue of Power.”
“We hitherto often lived in the dark, now we perpetuate in it”, the Senator continued.
“Light is now luxury, luxury is now light. With the privatization of power, we moved from the darkness of a tunnel to that of a cave. We moved from power epilepsy to power paralysis.”