How epileptic power supply is increasing poverty, unemployment in Nigeria


Electricity, TCNBy Deborah Oghenebrume

There are indications that the inadequate and unstable power supply has affected small-scale businesses, thus creating more unemployment and poverty in Nigeria.

A survey conducted by Vanguard in Lagos and its environs showed that while many small scale businesses generate private electricity at a higher cost to remain in business, others have been compelled to close shops.

In an interview with Vanguard, Mrs Rita Johnson a resident of Amuwo Odofin said: “I have been in this area for the past five years, and the power supply is quite poor. Even when we anticipate better supply, the opposite is what we get.”

“The most annoying part is that the supply is not regular and whenever it seems like it is sufficient they come with crazy bills. ‘No doubt that people who connect illegally do that out of frustration as the bills are very high with no consideration on the supply.”

Also speaking, Mr Uche Donald, a trader in Festac Extension, said: “We get…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper