Senate asks Buhari to Appoint Separate Power Minister
The Nigerian Senate has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint a separate Minister of Power to oversee the activities in the sector, Channels TV reports.
The Upper House said with the privatisation of the sector, the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, is rapidly expanding its project implementation activities, rather than limit its role of providing policy direction.
Senator Mustapha Bukar who sponsored the motion told the Senate that the role of the ministry has prevented the regulatory agency in the power sector, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) from performing its core mandate.
Source: Energy Mix Report