Govt insincerity responsible for unstable power supply – Expert

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An electricity expert, Mr Omorodion Solomon Uwaifo has blamed the current unstable power supply in the country on the insincerity of previous administrations to resolve the myriads of problems in the power sector.

In an interview with PMNEWS/TheNEWS, Uwaifo said government was not sincere in the privatisation of the sector as most of the distribution companies were sold to their friends.

”I had suggested in 2002 that the FGN should not privatize the entire industry in one fell swoop; I suggested that maybe it should privatize one or two, maybe Lagos and Abuja, to start with and watch how it goes. From the experience we garner from those two places, we can do a better job of privatizing other areas. It was a suggestion, maybe the FGN had its own ideas. I also suggested that three criteria should be the basis for selecting new distribution owners. They are engineering and…

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