Group absolve TCN management of corruption

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Civil society organizations, Civil Society Groups for Good Governance, CSGGG has exonerated the management of Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN of any corruption and underhand dealings.

This is in response to a recent online publication which accused the TCN under the Managing Director, Engr. Sule Abdulazziz of purchasing a brand new car as bribe for the Minister of Power, Adelabu Adebayo without following due process.

At a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday covered by Nigerian Pilot, the President of CSGGG Chief Dominic Ogakwu while admitting the purchase of car by the TCN for the Minister of Power, emphasized that it was to ensure the effective performance of the Minister in carrying out his oversight functions.

He said the MD, Engr. Abdulazziz has demonstrated good sense of prudent management of scarce resources, backed with notable achievements since he assumed office.

“The case of the continuous harassment of the TCN MD/C.E.O is rapidly assuming an unpatriotic trajectory. The category of critiques on the neck of the management appears to have certain unhealthy colorations, this is a new administration and let’s be circumspect in our dealings with each other.

“As CSOs we appreciate the efforts of the current leadership of the company despite numerous challenges affecting their facilities”, Chief Ogakwu said.

CSGGG also defended TCN against the epileptic power supply experienced across the country, insisting that destruction of electricity facilities among other things are responsible.

“Nigerian are not oblivious of the challenges of the company which include the destruction of transmission lines by bandits, gas supply, the unethical conduct of generations and distribution companies and other, etc. For the record, TCN does not generate electricity, they only transmit what is generated by the Gencos.”

It also expressed optimism that power situation in the country will soon witness significant improvement with the declaration of state of emergency in the sector by President Bola Tinubu.