Detractors of the Managing Director of Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading PLC, Dr. Mrs Marilyn Amobi, have been called upon to join hands with her to achieve her mandate.
The media advocacy group, League of Anambra Media Practitioners (LAMP),Abuja branch, in a statement signed by its convener, Williams Orji on Tuesday, frowned at what he termed the way “some hired hands are bent on tarnishing the hard- earned reputation of the NBET boss.
According to Orji the detractors, using some sponsored media campaigns accused her of all manners of spurious financial irregularities,” allegations, he said that have been found to be untrue.
“The faceless groups using some back-yard online media platforms, had started an avalanche of fabrications designed to assassinate Mrs Amobi’s character as a prelude to creating an atmosphere of a company that is ridden in corruption, so that she would be removed by the federal government which will automatically give room for their anointed successor to assume duty, so as to promote their nefarious corrupt tendencies that will end up truncating the already strong institution that the NBET boss has built since her assumption of duty in the company.
“This negative posture adopted by these faceless groups was also strategically aimed at pulling down this hard working woman from her position of responsibility, simply because she is a woman, who abhors corruption and ineptitude of any form,” the group stated.
Orji, condemned this pull-her-down attitude and urged those behind it to have a rethink and join hands with the managing director to achieve the core mandate of the company which is primarily the procurement of needed power from power generating firms for the benefits of Nigerians.
While commending Dr. Amobi for repositioning the company that manages the electricity pool in the country’s electricity supply chain, to an enviable height, LAMP noted that the electricity bulk-buying company has kept faith with its core values and objectives since the appointment of Dr Mrs Amobi.
It pointed out some of the achievements of the NBET under Mrs Amobi, to include the continuous implementation of procurement agreements with power generating firms, which have been transparent and acceptable to all the parties, a step, he said, that had resulted in the economic procurement of needed power for the end users.
“Marilyn Amobi through NBET, is discharging the core obligations of the trading firm to the country’s power generating plants , through Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) it entered with the firms, as these plants have continued to receive payments on energy generated through transparent contracts that were well structured and devoid of short-changing of any party,” LAMP stated.
The body further explain that the PPA is an agreement between NBET and power generating plants for the sale and purchase of energy generated by the plants. Embedded within the PPA are the Gas Supply Agreement (GSA) that covers the supply of natural gas to the generating plants and the Gas Transportation Agreement (GTA), which is an agreement between gas transporters and power generating plants.
The group noted that Dr Amobi has kept faith with these agreements and had gone further to reposition NBET as one of successful federal government-owned enterprises through the various on-the-hand innovations that were put in place through a well-defined and thought-out innovative policies which are entrenched by the management team that manages the electricity pool in the country’s electricity supply industry.