Socio-Financial Rights and Accountability Venture has requested the President, Main Common, Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to research how over N11 trillion meant to offer common electrical energy provide has been allegedly squandered by governments since 1999.
SERAP made the request in a letter signed by its Deputy Director, Kolawole Oluwadare, on Sunday.
The letter adopted the collapse of the nationwide grid, which has plunged the nation into complete darkness.
The letter, learn partly, “The scenario is not going to enhance except you fulfil your marketing campaign guarantees to probe corruption within the electrical energy sector, prosecute perpetrators, and get better any lacking public funds.
“Corruption within the electrical energy sector and the shortage of transparency and accountability in the usage of public funds to assist the operations of DISCOS have resulted in common blackouts, electrical energy grid collapse, and illegal hike in electrical energy tariffs.
“Corruption within the electrical energy sector has additionally continued to disproportionately have an effect on essentially the most deprived and weak sectors of the inhabitants who can’t readily afford costly mills with the intention to have a dependable energy provide.
“Your authorities has constitutional and worldwide obligations to make sure common and uninterrupted provide of electrical energy, even in instances of useful resource constraints.
“SERAP urges you to urgently implement documented experiences of circumstances of corruption within the electrical energy sector, and guarantee full accountability and restitution.
“We’d be grateful if the advisable measures are taken inside 7 days of the receipt and/or publication of this letter. If we have now not heard from you by then, SERAP shall think about applicable authorized actions to compel your authorities to adjust to our request within the public curiosity.
“The failure of successive governments and high-ranking authorities officers to stop corruption within the electrical energy sector and to deliver suspected perpetrators to justice is the first explanation for the persistent disaster within the electrical energy sector, together with the exploitation of electrical energy shoppers, and collapse of the electrical energy grid.”
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