Chairman House Committee on Power, Rep. Magaji Aliyu has come out to say that Mambilla Power Project used to exist on just books and papers.
He revealed this when the House of Representatives Committee on Power, paid an oversight visit to the Ministry of Power in Abuja today.
According to him, there was zero legal title to the land until now and the committee is grateful to Buhari for the approval of funds and other activities that have aided the project.
He added that this proves PMB’s readiness to provide speedy power supply to the people.
His words, “Everybody knows there is a Mambilla power project, but there is no legal title to the land, so the ministry and Taraba Government are working on this.
“There was never anything like Mambilla Power Project as it existed only in books and papers before this government came to power.
“The committee wishes to appreciate the efforts of Mr. President for the approval of funds and other activities geared towards kick-starting the Mambilla Power Project.
“This also is an indication of government’s display of political will in providing adequate and speedy power supply to Nigerians.”
Rep. Alyu also said, “It is my opinion that the alleged decision to move the NBET from the Ministry of Power to the Ministry of Finance is akin to hitting the Self-destruct button.
”We cannot afford to play politics with an issue as sensitive and as vital as this.
“I therefore wish to use this medium to reiterate that as far as the National Assembly is concerned NBET still remains an agency under the ministry of power.
“If NBET is not returned to the Ministry of Power, NASS will not appropriate fund to the company in 2021 budget.”