Kindly Share This Story:BY Levinus Nwabughiogu House of Representatives has reiterated its position on 2 months free power supply to Nigerians, saying the need was orchestrated by the coronavirus pandemic lockdown. Spokesman of the House, Hon. Ben Kalu in a rebuttal to apparent remarks of the minister of power, Alhaji Saleh Mamman who had said that the privatised nature of the electricity sector could not guarantee the free supply said that the lawmakers were conscious of the challenges. Also read: COVID-19: 85 contact persons symptomatic, three discharged in Kano ― State Coordinator Kalu, however, said that the House cannot abdicate on their promise to the Nigerian people. In a statement released on Thursday night, the Chairman, House Committee on Media and Public Affairs said that the House maintains its position that Nigerians deserved 2 months free electricity to cushion the effects of the lockdown. The statement read thus in full: “The House is aware of the statements attributed to the Honourable Minister of Power, Alhaji Saleh Mamman, where in response to calls by the leadership of the House for the government to provide 2 months free electricity for Nigerians during this period of the COVID-19 pandemic, he cited high costs… Read full this story
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