THE Federal Government, yesterday, shifted blames for the problem of power in the country on the 30 years of military rule, just as it said that planning was relegated to the background during the period.
Speaking when he presented his scorecard to the National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur and other members of the National Working Committee, NWC, Minister of National Planning Commission, Dr. Shamsuddeen Usman was pessimistic on achieving the set goal of becoming one of the top 20 most developed economies by the year 2020.
Shamsuddeen Usman said: “During the military era planning was relegated and for more than 30 years we neglected the power sector”.
The minister also disclosed that the National Integrated Infrastructure Master Plan, NIMP, designed for the next 30 years will be ready in July, even as he said 50 percent of the nation’s bilateral agreements were presently not functioning as some of them were already dead.
JD:All kinds of excuses have been given for the lack of provision of electricity in the country.If it isn’t a snake ,then its the water levels,or the contractor or the previous government and now the military,that handed over power about 15 years ago.Excuses,excuses.what we know now is that any government that cannot provide the basics for its people should go job hunting politically and leave the job for those who know how!CHIKENA!