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Power ministry caught in theatre of the absurd…budgets N168m for generators, fuel

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The Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing has made budgetary proposals for the purchase, maintenance and fuelling of generators at its headquarters and various agencies to the tune of about N168m for 2019.

The 2019 budget proposal revealed that at the headquarters of the power ministry, a total sum of N26.6m was budgeted for maintenance of plants/generators, while plant/generator fuel cost was put at N16.3m.

The FMPWH headquarters also made a budget proposal of N50m for the purchase of generators.

The Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency’s headquarters proposed to spend N2m on maintenance of plants and generators. It plans to spend N4m to fuel the plants and generators in 2019.

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