Looted funds can fix Nigeria's power problems – CDHR

By The Citizen
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The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) on Wednesday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to fix the poor power supply problem in the country with funds recovered from corrupt Nigerians.

CDHR president, Malachy Ugwummadu and Lagos lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, said this at an anti-corruption rally in Lagos organised in conjunction with civil society organizations, including the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and Campaign Against Corrupt leaders (CACOL).

The organisation condemned 'the continued pillage of the treasury and total blackout enveloping the country.'

Ugwummadu called on the Federal Government to review the privatisation exercise in the power sector, which was meant to guarantee efficiency and value for service.

'Looters must be jailed so that it will serve as a deterrent to others,' he added.

Ugwummadu lamented that while officials milked the country dry, 'poverty and deprivation remain at an all time high.'

A compendium on the looting of the Nigerian treasury was later launched after the rally by the CDHR at its Ikeja headquarters.

The publication lists some of the notable cases of corruption in the country since the return of democratic rule in 1999. The Nation.