Electricity: Estimated billing system remains unacceptable - Gbajabiamila insists

Electricity: Estimated billing system remains unacceptable - Gbajabiamila insists

- The speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has insisted Nigeria must scrap out estimated billing in the power sector

- Gbajabiamila said this during the inauguration of a house committee on power sector reforms

- The speaker lamented that Nigeria has not gotten the power sector right in spite of the best efforts put so far

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The speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has insisted that the estimated billing system in the power sector remains unacceptable.

According to the speaker, the Nigerian government must explore every mean possible to address the issue.

The Nation reports that he said this on Tuesday, June 9, in Abuja, while inaugurating the House Ad hoc Committee on Power Sector Reforms.

Legit.ng gathers that the committee is chaired by house leader, Alhassan Doguwa.

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Gbajabiamila the ad-hoc committee was set up as a result of the house's commitment to ensuring a comprehensive review of all legislation concerning the power sector.

He lamented that Nigeria has not gotten the power sector right in spite of the best efforts put so far

“Our nation has long struggled with the problem of fixing the power sector in Nigeria and getting it to work in the optimal interest of all our people.

“We have not succeeded, in spite of the best efforts of many," he said.

Gbajabiamila charged the committee to work hard to ensure they it succeeds in the crucial assignment.

The committee chair, Doguwa, thanked the speaker for finding him and other members of the panel worthy of carrying out such a crucial assignment.

He said in spite of the huge investments made in the power sector over the years, Nigerians hardly feel the impact.

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He assured that the committee would do its best to unravel the situation.

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Legit.ng previously reported that Gbajabiamila held a meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to discuss the possibility of providing electricity palliative for Nigerians.

Gbajabiamila disclosed that the meeting held on Tuesday, May 19.

The speaker said he had a robust discussion with the vice president about the proposal of the House of Representatives to make electricity as a palliative for Nigerians amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

He stated that several possibilities and options were discussed regarding the issue and expressed the hope that the goal of the meeting will be realized.

"Yesterday I met @ProfOsinbajo who is also the Chairman,Post COVID Economic team on the proposal of @HouseNGR to address electricity as a palliative for Nigerians.We had a robust discussion and several possibilities and options were discussed.I am hopeful that we are almost there," he said

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