Group Endorses Power Sector Deregulation


A political pressure group in the country, Jonathan Success Movement (JSM) has given its tacit endorsement to the proposed deregulation of the power sector by President Goodluck Jonathan.

The national coordinator of the movement, Chief Sunnie Chukumele, who said this in an exclusive with The Tide in Port Harcourt, described the proposal as the solution to the perennial problems of electricity supply in the country.

Chief Chukumele noted that the move will create the opportunity for states with enough capacity to build their power stations and manage it for the development of their areas. “With that bold step, the issue of power is going to be resolved.  Amaechi government has so much power to off load, but there is a cost somewhere.”

“You generate power and the thing is somewhere hanging because you have to send the power to NEPA and you don’t know how they manage it”, he said.

The J.S.M. National coordinator argued that the deregulation will have unimaginable effect on the industrial development of the country.

He stated that the Jonathan Success Movement was formed to galvanise the masses support for the success of the federal government policies and programme.

Other objectives include: apply the principles of public relation to sensitise the people for the attainment of the agenda and programmes of the Goodluck administration amongst others.

The movement according to him has established its presence in nine states of the federation while efforts are on to ensure that the 36 states and Abuja are covered.