That the issue of erratic and non-supply of electricity to Nigerians is a daily discourse is no longer news!
Irrespective of the daily release of data by the Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, that the power situation in the country has improved from the pre-2015 era, Nigerians are asking, like President Muhammadu Buhari, “where is the power”!
Fashola keeps telling Nigerians that we now generate 7,000 megawatts from the hitherto 3,000mw that President Goodluck Jonathan left in 2015. To add salt to injury, the former governor of Lagos State recently told the world that Nigerians now spend less on fuel and generators as electricity supply has improved tremendously!
While Nigerians are willing to stomach the blatant untruths, their pain is more exacerbated by the kind of bills they receive from these the electricity distribution company every month. It’s no more news that a majority of electricity consumers are being billed on estimation as they don’t have pre-paid meters that will accurately account for the voltage of electricity they consume on a daily basis. Read more