NIGERIAN NEEDS UNINTERRUPTED POWER SUPPLY
2/21/2012 12:27:45 AM -
It is very embarrassing that in 2012 Nigeria as a country is still struggling with efforts to provide power for the majority of its citizens. As a result of greed, poverty and most importantly corruption, we have failed our selves in the provision of the most basic infrastructure that would improve the lives of average Nigerians.
It is easy to heap blame on the government but let us not forget that people that are governed can positively influence the actions of those in power. I agree that the power situation in Nigeria is now a very desperate situation that calls for desperate measures. It is a matter of fact that Nigerians should demand the provision of infrastructure that will improve their lives.
A country with an estimated population of over 180 million citizens and as much as $200 million (USD) daily revenue from oil resources can not boast of providing up to 25% of its population with reliable power supply...we have the resources, the work force and the right ideas. What we lack is proper implementation.
The people should surely demand that this service is provided and until we can find a way to unify our massive population in the demand for what should be provided for us, we will not make meaningful progress in almost every other aspect of national growth. Reliable power supply is key to better existence for every Nigerian. Be it poverty eradication, small businesses, education, health care delivery, rail transportation, telecoms & what have you. It is time to demand for what is right to be done, as complicated as it may seem, it can still be done.
Let us unite with one voice and demand it.