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Senate calls for suspension of Zungeru power plant concession

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The Senate has asked the National Council on Privatization and the Bureau of Public Enterprise to suspend indefinitely the proposed concession of the 700 megawatts Station in Niger State, pending the conclusion of an investigation by its committee on power.

Chairman of the Senate Committee on Power, Gabriel Suswam explained that it will be unacceptable to concession the power plant without ensuring accountability and proper management of unsettled external loans tied to the project.

Federal lawmakers including the Senate President Ahmad Lawan supported his stance, pointing out the failure of the privatization of the power sector




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