Privatization Is Not Solution To Power Sector Crisis, Says Magaji Da’u Aliyu

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Chairman House Committee on Power and Member Representing Birninkudu/Buji Federal Constituency, Honourable Da’u Aliyu, is of the opinion that privatization of Nigeria’s power sector will not solve Nigeria’s power problem.

According to Hon Da’u Aliyu, when one looks at the previous privatization policy of the sector that saw the emergence of distribution companies, then one can tell that some other idea beyond privatization is needed.

The lawmaker told reporters in his hometown Birninkudu, in Jigawa state that despite the privatization policy, Nigerians have not seen any improvement in power supply.

“I’m not a fan of privatization because it has failed in Nigeria. Look at the Discos and the level they are operating today,” he stressed.

According to him, the Transmission Company of Nigeria has inherited dilapidated infrastructure hence the incessant collapse of the National Grid.


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“We are going to have a public hearing on the 22nd of this month where we will interrogate the Management of the Transmission Company of Nigeria on this issue.

“However, I’m not defending the TCN but we all know they inherited dilapidated infrastructure and this makes it difficult for them”.

The legislator who on Sunday received thousands of supporters in his house –  who come to welcome him back from his two months of study abroad, said he has already won his election but is only waiting for the votes to be cast.

“In terms of representation, we have done well to the people in Jigawa state, where developments were done to the desired constituents to make sure that APC wins the election in 2023,” he buttressed.