12 December 2012

Nigeria: Power Supply - Uhuru Day?

The recent power supply being enjoyed in the country is source of happiness to many Nigerians. This development has not been noticed for a long time; hence we can start to sing the praise of Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN). This is sign of good things happening now in the country.

The power supply in the country has stabilized a little in some sections of this country.

Every Nigerian knows that apart from corruption, the next monster that has eaten dip into the marrow of the Nigerian society is acute power shortages in the country, despite acclaimed huge investments in the power sector. It is the desire of every Nigerian that current gains would be sustained so that the goal of permanent stable power supply in the country would be realized. This is vital so that power would be available in the country to power various businesses, both small and medium sized, in order to generate employment and expand the economic base of the nation. Most factories that closed shop due to constant power failure in the country would now be able to reopen.

It does not make for cheerfulness when some top officials of government promise generating 10,000 megawatts in the country, and do nothing to realize it, while in other countries, only one airport would consume the same megawatts they are promising us.

The present government promised to leave a worthy legacy before it leaves office. One hopes that constant supply of power to ordinary Nigerian would top such legacies, to ensure the country attains industrial stride that is being seen and noticed among developed countries of the world.

Countries all over the world make it a matter of utmost priority to generate enough electricity to power most of their industries. The economic ripple effects of this are numerous.

As Nigerians pray for this government to make its commitment in ensuring constant power supply to the entire country a reality, the hope is that it's not going to be a mirage, after sometime we all go back to old stories of power failure.

Nigeria should be setting a good example for other African countries to emulate in delivering of such basic amenities to its citizenry.

Bala Nayashi, Yashi Area, Lolkoja.

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