The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), describes media reports that the federal government was planning to sell the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), as an attempt to creat industrial unrest.
The Head, of Public Communications of BPE, Mr. Chidi Ibe, said in a statement issued in Abuja, that the publication was the handiwork of mischief makers whose aim is disrupt industrial peace in the sector.
“The attention of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) has been drawn to a news publication alleging that “the Federal Government is currently gearing up to put the Transmission Company of Nigeria, up for Sale.
“The BPE wishes to state that the news is completely false in all its ramifications. The allegation is a mere fabrication by mischief makers aimed at creating room for another needless strike by electricity workers,” the statement said.
According to the Bureau, the actions of the federal government in the power sector were guided by well-articulated policy documents and extant legislations.
There has been Clamour by some section of people on the federal government to relish its hold of the nation’s Transmission Company to private individuals.