Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has kicked against the estimated billing system in the power sector.
He made this known on Tuesday in Abuja during the inauguration of the House Ad hoc Committee on Power Sector Reforms.
The committee is chaired by House Leader, Rep. Alhassan Doguwa.
Gbajabiamila said “Our nation has long struggled with the problem of fixing the power sector in Nigeria and getting it to work in the optimal interest of all our people.
“We have not succeeded, inspite of the best efforts of many.
“The consequences of that failure are evident in the many industries that have collapsed across the country.
“It is also apparent in the abysmally low productivity of existing industries due to the enormous cost of generating their power independently.
“The power sector is so integral to our national economic growth, to national security and even to social development that we cannot ever stop trying to get it right.
“It would not be an easy task. Nation-building rarely is, but it will be a worthwhile effort when at the end of it, we can initiate and complete necessary legislative reforms to remove the regulatory and bureaucratic bottlenecks that continue to mitigate against optimum performance in the sector.”