Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Power Minister, Bart Nnaji 'Resigns'

 I am not certain if I am the only one who feels ticked off by this Dismissal/resignation of the Minister of Power. I do not know the exact details of this, but getting rid of someone who has made it remotely possible for us to have two weeks of uninterrupted power in this country of ours, I think we should give him a crown and a small throne! #JustSaying I hope there is a good reason for this though.

Minister of Power, Prof. Barth Nnaji was, yesterday, relieved of his job following the acceptance of his resignation, with immediate effect, by President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
In a two-paragraph statement from Presidential media aide, Dr. Reuben Abati, the president thanked “Prof. Nnaji for his services to the nation under the present administration and wishes him well in his future endeavours.”

Power, Prof. Barth Nnaji
This is the first time a minister would be resigning under controversial circumstances since the inception of President Jonathan’s administration. But the Minister did not pick calls to his line or respond to a text message sent to him to clarify some of the issues leading to his exit.
Although no reason was given for Nnaji’s resignation or the prompt acceptance by Mr President, but it was widely believed to be connected with the role he played in the privatisation of the successor companies unbundled from the Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN, currently undergoing technical evaluations by prospective bidders.

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