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Benin, Togo’s power supply set to be disconnected – FG.

…over $16m debts

The Federal Government has promised to disconnect Niger Republic and Togo’s power supply if they fail to pay their outstanding $16 million debts.

This was disclosed by the Managing Director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria, Usman Mohammed, who revealed that the initial debts were as high as $100 million.

“When I took over as MD TCN, both Benin and Togo owed Nigerian more than $100 million.

“They paid part of what they consumed and out of the debts, it is remaining only $14 million for Benin. Niger owes less than $2 million and we are not leaving them.”

He threatened to disconnect the neighbouring countries if they fail to adhere to the payment agreement.

“In fact, we will disconnect them as we disconnect people around here.

“Electricity is not charity; we cannot allow people to consume electricity and leave us like that, No.”

Mr. Mohammed stated that they have restricted their supply and are insisting that they pay all the outstanding before they connect and increase the power off-take.

#Newsworthy…

Breaking – Reps Calls Power Ministers As Electricity Workers Go On Strike

Leadership of the House of Representatives is set to meet with the Minister of Labour, Employment and Productivity, Chris Ngige and Minister of Power Saleh Mamman.

This is in a bid to avert the planned strike by the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE).

The House made the resolution on Wednesday, following a motion of urgent public importance raised by the House Deputy Minority Leader, Toby Okechukwu.

The lawmakers expressed worry that if the strike is not averted, there will be economic consequences.

The House then resolved to call the Ministers of Power and Labor to ensure the issues with the generating companies are settled without degenerating into a nationwide strike that will cause total blackout with resultant effect on the socio-economic conditions of the people

Electricity union had earlier issued a 21-day ultimatum to the Minister of Power for a dialogue to resolve the lingering industrial crisis in the sector.

Some of the unresolved issues are illegal transfer of union properties to power investors and the alleged refusal by some distribution companies (discos) to remit deducted contributory pension of their members of staff to pension managers.

#Newsworthy…

Update – Senate demands state of emergency on Nigerian power sector.

…intention to defraud Nigeria.

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has called on the Executive to declare a state of emergency in the power sector to overcome problems stalling steady power supply in Nigeria.

Lawan stated this while declaring open a one-day round-table discussion with the theme: “Addressing Nigeria’s power problems” organised by the Senate Committee on Power.

He said the privatisation of the power sector in 2005 and 2013 was a grand scheme conceived with the intention to defraud Nigeria.

“For me, if there’s any sector of our economy that is so important and yet so challenged, it is the power sector. I believe that this is a sector that needs a declaration of emergency.

“This is an opportunity for us in this round-table to exhaustively discuss not only the problems of the power sector in Nigeria, but the solutions and way forward.

“The truth is that we all know what is wrong. What we really need to do is to have the political will to take on the challenges generally.

“From the electricity power reform of 2005 to the privatization of Gencos and Discos and to what is happening today, we know that everything is fraud. If we play the ostrich, in the next ten years we will be talking about the same things.

“I think the time has come for us to have courage. I want to remind us, that we have signed the African Continental Free Trade Agreement. What will give us an edge is to have a competitive environment.

“Our industries and businesses must be able to produce things that can compete favourably with products produced in other countries in Africa. We are not in that position today, and we all know the consequences of that.

“Even our citizens, who have capital, will rather relocate to Ghana, produce whatever they want and bring to Nigeria to sell. Where does that leave our country? No employment opportunities; Nigeria becomes a dumping ground.”

Lawn, therefore, called for a review of the privatisation exercise undertaken by the Goodluck Jonathan administration which led to a takeover of the power sector by private Generating Companies (Gencos) and Distribution Companies (Discos).

“If we went wrong with our privatisation of Gencos and Discos, the time has come to look into it. Whatever we have to do to review these things, we should do. We must do it in the interest of the people of this country. We must admit there was something done wrong. This round-table actually is an idea of the Senate, that we should come together to talk among ourselves.”

#Newsworthy…

BBNaija: Gifty Powers Warns About Giving Sex To Pigs Who Has No Future.

Reality show star, Gifty Powers has shared her view on sex in a relationship which according to her shouldn’t be given to “pigs”.

Gifty who weighed in on the recent trend of women claiming some top Nigerian celebrities are the fathers of their baby, also wished that Barrack Obama was the father of her child.

She also warned ladies against opening their legs for pigs who have no plan for their future but depend on money made by women.

Gifty Powers wrote “This one wey everybody dey claim top celebrity as the father of their child…well me I so desperately wish I can say Barack Obama is the father of my child too…with so much pride in my heart, I will so shake the universe.

“So please ladies be careful who you open your for oo…never open legs for pigs who don’t have plan for their future and who always depend on women (money). “

BBNaija Gifty Powers warns against

Recall Gifty Powers was enmeshed in a paternity scandal with singer, Mr 2Kay shortly after welcomed her daughter in 2018.

#Newsworthy…