ACF Urges FG to Probe $16bn Power Sector Spending
The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has joined in the call by some Nigerians on the Federal Government to probe the alleged mismanagement of $16billion invested in the power sector between 1999 till date.
In a statement issued on Monday by its national publicity secretary, Muhammad Ibrahim Biu, ACF said the call for probe of the power sector has become necessary considering the harm which corruption has inflicted on the nation and the promise by the current government to fight it.
Biu in the statement said public officials, no matter how highly placed, must account for their malfeasance while in office. He added that the probe will serve as a deterrent to others and instil prudence in managing the public office for performance.
“From 1999 to date, the promises made by our political leaders to improve the power supply have mostly been observed in the breach.
“The National Assembly had sometimes probed the alleged corruption associated with the power supply, but Nigerians are yet to know the fate of that probe,” the statement read in part.
ACF also expresses worry over lack to bring to justice those found guilty of mismanaging public funds.
“Most worrisome is the lack of the political will to bring to justice those found guilty by the probes which have unfortunately continued to encourage corruption by making it a way of life and culture,” the statement said.