Abuja - The Senate has set up a 13-member Ad-Hoc Committee to investigate into the management of funds so far appropriated for the power sector since 1999, Punch reports.
The senate took the decision while passing a motion sponsored by the Senate Leader, Ali Ndume, seeking the immediate reconnection of some parts of Borno State back to the national grid in view of the challenges the blackout was posing to his constituents.
The Committee, headed by Senator Abubakar Kyari, was also given the task of probing the unbundling of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria by the Federal Government.
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The upper chamber urged the Federal Government to complete the Mambilla Power Project with the aim of improving electricity supply in the country.
It also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to direct the Transmission Company of Nigeria to immediately reconnect Maiduguri to the national grid.
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- News 24