Nigerians have decried the reduced number of hours they get power as power supply from the national grid has fallen by more than 1,000 megawatts.
According to data obtained from the Federal Ministry of Power and Steel, power supply across Nigeria has plunged by 1,589 megawatts since February 2.
ENCOMIUM Weekly went to town to engage some Nigerians on the development…
‘You don’t miss what you never had’ – Bimbo Johnson
You don’t miss what you never had. It’s not like we used to have light in my area before. I have zeroed on my mind not to have light. So, whether we do or don’t, I don’t notice.
But recently, people seemed to be complaining about not having light more than before.
‘I don’t think I have noticed any decrease’ – Chuks Olewuike
I don’t think I have noticed any decrease in the hours we have light. Because most times, when I’m preparing for work in the morning, there’s light; at midnight, there’s light. I don’t know much about in between. And on weekends, they try too.
‘The supply of electricity has dropped’ – Mrs. Funsho
The supply of electricity has dropped and it is very obvious, even with the distribution of pre-paid metres, yet we don’t have light. I believe the government should do something about this because it is really affecting business.
Even a blind man will tell the difference. Please, the government should do something about this light issue.
‘The sharp drop of electricity supply is becoming unbearable’ – Mrs. Funke Ayomide
The sharp drop of electricity supply is becoming unbearable. The hot weather is making issues worse, and I have to pay high bills yet I don’t have light. Sometimes for two days we will not have light and when they bring it, it will not stay up to 30 minutes. This is really unfair.
I have noticed a sharp drop of electricity because before when coming back from work I had the hope of meeting light and definitely, I would even to the extent that I would sleep and wake up with light, but now for two nights I have not had light in my house.
‘The supply of electricity has been very low this time around’ – Cecelia Okon
The supply of electricity has been very low this time around. I am highly disappointed in Babatunde Raji Fashola for the poor handling of the section.
No, I have to run my generator all day and night. I noticed the drop in power supply around December ending but I thought it would be rectified, only to discover that it has just started.
I am yet to know the difference between this administration and the previous one.
‘I have noticed that the supply of electricity has dropped sharply’ – Quadri Ahmed
I have noticed that the supply of electricity has dropped sharply and that has been affecting everything. Not even this time around when there is excessive heat everywhere. We can’t sleep well because we no longer have light up to three hours again at night.
And we can’t risk putting on the generator till day break. Yet, we’re still paying as high as we used to when the light was relatively stable. Government should, please accelerate work on power sector first and ensure it’s properly fixed before thinking of any hike in tariff.
‘I don’t buy the idea’ – Adeleke Afolabi
I don’t buy the idea because we are not enjoying the light we pay for through our noses. I pay N5,000 monthly. I know a neighbour that pays N1,200 per month. Is it not criminal for them to add to our burden. It is quite unfair, really. There is a lot of injustice in the country and it is the masses that are at the receiving end.
‘Our government is not sensitive to our plight’ – Soremi Adewole
Our government is not sensitive to our plight. Sometime back, we were told there was subsidy on petrol and we were paying through our noses to buy petrol. Later, they said the subsidy has been removed and we were paying less and getting fuel without queue, so, what the minister of power said days back is something I cannot comprehend. Some people are manipulating electricity bills and taking advantage of us. I totally disagree with any increment.
‘It is unfair the way Lagos DISCO is treating us’ – Seun Odugbemi
It is unfair the way Lagos DISCO is treating us. They said they have been distributing digital meters but we have not seen a lot of it. We can’t pay more for less.
‘It’s not fair the way we are treated’ – Tunde Folarin
I was happy when I saw the protest by NLC, we all know the economic problem which Nigerians are facing, why put more burden on us? It’s not fair the way we are treated.