Pending the appointment of a substantive Power Minister, President Goodluck Jonathan has in the mean time taken over the supervision of Ministry of Power directly, THE CITIZEN can authoritatively report.

This development followed the resignation of the Power Minister, Professor Bath Nnaji yesterday due to conflict of interest in the privatisation of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN).

According to a reliable source at the Presidency, President Jonathan took over the direct supervision of the Power ministry because he does not want to leave any room for excuses not to deliver on his promise to the nation on attaining stable power supply, as power is one of the key programmes in the Transformation Agenda of his administration.

This action, THE CITIZEN was reliably informed, has shocked all manner of people jostling to replace Prof. Nnaji, especially by some serving ministers who were rooting to take over the ministry as was done recently in the Ministry of Sports when the former minister resigned to contest the gubernatorial election in Sokoto State.

Source: TheCitizen

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