Federal Govt set to prosecute energy thieves

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The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola on Friday said that the Federal Government would begin the prosecution of energy thieves soon.

He said that this would begin when the ministry concluded its ongoing audit to tackle issue of metering.

Fashola made this known at an Interactive Session with members of 21 Civil Society Organisations and the media on Friday in Lagos.

Some of the civil society groups included Centre for Democracy and Social Economic Rights, Alliance for Good Governance, Grassroot Democratic Initiative and Centre for Social Economic and Human Rights.

He said that some influential people in the country were not paying for power, adding that plans were on to prosecute them and drag them into the energy payment net.

Fashola, however, said that government would fix the problems facing the power sector before applying sanction on energy…

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