The Senate adhoc-committee on Power, Thursday, disclosed how some staff of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), who were board members of Generation Companies and Distribution Companies, received Prado and Land Cruiser Jeeps to work against Nigeria’s interest.
The Chairman of the Committee, Senator Abubakar Kyari, made this known during the day-2 of the investigative hearing on the power sector.
Kyari said: “I have the protection of the Senate to say what we have gathered.
“There are some staff of the Bureau of Public Enterprises that are board members of Generation Companies and Distribution Companies who were given Prado and Land Cruiser Jeeps.
Also speaking, Senator Aliyu Abdullahi, who is also a member of the Committee, said while the BPE was negotiating for the country, it needed to be technically and morally responsible.
“It seems that the BPE is short changing the country,” he lamented.
Responding, the Director General of the BPE, Benjamin Diki, said: “We are there to protect Nigerians.
“What companies are paying or have given to their board members as privileges should be referred to the respective companies.
“Whether the privileges is right or not I don’t know. I take exception that we have short changed the government.
“We balanced the interest of government and investors because what we are looking for is investment.
“We need to create an enabling environment for the business to thrive.”