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NERC Regrets Public Aspersions On Power Sectorh

By ORIH CHIBUIKE, Abuja
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The Chairman and Chief Executive, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Dr Sam Amadi, has noted with dismay the aspersions the public casts on the power sector without recourse to the obvious hiccups in the value chain of electricity service delivery.

While receiving a team of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, led by the Deputy Director Programs of the FRCN, Mohammed Bawa in Abuja, Monday, Dr. Amadi observed that the recent strike action as embarked upon by oil workers which led to several hangs-outs including shortage of gas to the electricity operators is responsible for the drop in electricity supply as against public assumption of system collapse.

He said' " If people didn’t know what happened, they will assume that the system had collapsed.

The public should separate temporal set-backs about the sector from system collapse."

In the statement, he urged the FRCN officials to remain catalysts of development by using the station to educate Nigerians on the sector, saying that the Commission is elated partnering the most public oriented channel for widespread communication in Nigeria today.

Applauding the Commission's gesture, Mohammed Bawa, said it was a right move in the right direction when it sought the Commission’s assistance for its library upgrade, stressing that NERC has made its mark as the first and only organisation that has so far responded to its request.

‘’ When we took the decision to upgrade our library, we knew we could not do it alone due to paucity of funds, so we took this initiative to seek your assistance.

We are gratified by your response even though it was on short notice," the statement read.