This Day (Lagos)

2 April 2014

Nigeria: Power Situation Turns Worse in Parts of Lagos

Despite the Federal Government's directives to new investors to ensure there is visible supply of electricity, Nigerians, are still reeling under longer durations of power outages, months after the private sector took over the generation and distribution companies unbundled from the now defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN).

The situation has gone from bad to worse in most parts of Lagos State, as electricity consumers in areas such as Ogba, Agege, Ojodu, Akute, Omole, Ikorodu, Surulere, Epe, Festac and Idi Araba often witness days of total blackouts, with only the high brow areas enjoying between three and four hours of power supply in a day.

The recent fire incident at Mobil Oil petrol station, which reportedly damaged some electricity cables has brought more hardship to households and businesses, particularly artisans in Ogba, Agege, Ojodu and parts of Ikeja, where power outages are now more frequent.

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