The Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies (SSAEAC), has revealed why there is power crisis in the country.
The association also said it would not relent until the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government listened to it.
The union listed low fund collection by the Discos and non-supply of metres to consumers as part of the sector’s problems.
Mr Chris Okonkwo, newly-elected president of the union told newsmen in Lagos, during the handover ceremony of former president, Mr Bede Opara to him, that “our challenge is to make sure that the government knows the facts that are hidden from it, to ensure that the right thing is done.
Our new administration has been talking to key government agencies, even on off-point issues, to know the facts on how to solve problems in the power sector.”
“We shall use our knowledge to engage the president, ministers, and other stakeholders. We shall explain to the president low monetary collection by the Distribution Companies (DISCOs) and the non-supply of meters, even when consumers have paid are also factors mitigating against the sector,’’ he said.
The new president noted that the biggest challenge currently confronting the sector was the after-effect of privatisation, which had failed to yield the expected results for the government.
He said that the intention for the privatisation was to free money for the government to invest in other areas and make the electricity sector more efficient.
GUESS IYKE’s COMMENT: After the revelation, what is the solution? A problem that we have had for ages yet the solutions seems to be in the moon…sad!