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Atiku urges Buhari to reverse PHCN’s privatisation

Former Vice President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has advised the in-coming government of Gen. Muhammad Buhari to reverse the privatisation exercise of the power sector for it to move forward,
Atiku made this statement at the just concluded 36th Kaduna International Trade Fair’s seminar organised by the Kaduna Chamber of Commerce, Mines and Agriculture (KADCCIMA).
He said the failure experienced in the power sector of the economy has been due to successive governments’ approach in tackling the problems in the sector.
According to him, President Goodluck Jonathan also took a wrong step in solving the power sector problem which has accounted for the current epileptic power supply in the country.
In response to why private investors were unable to collect licenses to build refineries during the Obasanjo/Atiku administration, he said that in his eight years as Vice President to ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo, he knew nothing about what happened in that sector as Obasanjo doubled as the Minister of Petroleum Resources.
“During our administration, there was no transparency and accountability in the oil and gas industry. There was a time we were handed a Ghana-must-go memo on the oil and gas sector and asked by the president for our input and I refused to support it”, he added.

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