Successive regimes in Nigeria has promised to provide increased Electrification to the Rural-Urban grids for qualitative power supplies, perpetually all this manifestos has failed in all perspectives. Nigeria has invested over N1 trillion in the power sector with little to show for it. Electricity distribution can only reach about 60% of Nigerian households, and it is not constant.

Recently the Transmission Company of Nigeria {TCN} announced a reduction in the power generating capacity, Mr Minister of Power Sale Mamman said out of the 13,000 megawatts capacity of power, the DisCos can only distribute about 4,500, and only 3,000 megawatts get to consumers with no evident fact as to regarding the declining trends. The federal government of Nigeria embarked on various approaches and has created high budgeted funds for the Power sector which has all failed in futility.


It is worthy of note that the immediate past Chief of Staff of President Muhammadu Buhari, Late Alhaji Abba Kyari went in search for a lasting solution to the failed Power sector in Germany and Egypt apparently his adventure never came to light.

On the average Nigerian Rural-Urban set up, we can hardly boast of having an uninterrupted power supply for 48 hours let alone a week across shifts, the government consequently blame this situation to the falling gas supply channel in the country.

Nigeria happens to produce and account for huge deposits of gas flaring in Africa and has been ranked 9th in the world. In general, report has shown that the gas deposit of the country could be higher in the years to come, in 2017, Nigeria holds 187 Trillion Cubic feet (TCF) of Proven Gas Reserves and has a equivalent of 306.3 times in its annual consumption.

Interestingly the government has claimed several factors responsible for the poor Power generation and distribution across the country which includes the following;

* The fallen prices of Oil benchmark in the global market.
* Incessant vandalisation of its Gas tunnels by insurgents group.
* Low payment of tariffs by consumers.
* Blame game of corruption allegations by previous government.                                                            

The government has failed to face the Power sector Reforms with optimism, most developed countries of the world has practiced diversification of its power sector. Nigeria has limited its ability of generating Electric power to one phase ‘Hydroelectric Power set up’ which is inadequately non-sufficient to cater for the present surge in the country.

In proffering solution, the Nigerian System can be restructured to fit in the latest trends of Electric Power generation in the world. The government should start by rigorously creating systems channel for Solar Power System, i.e light been generated by Sunlight and Wind-Tuareg Power System,i.e light gotten from the consumption of ‘Air wave’.

There are companies in the country that have made successful approaches in revamping power supply like in Part of Jos, Pleateu State, where household generate power supply through the installations of panels being operated by independent companies, also MTN Solar integration projects has yielded results private homes and businesses in present times.

Government needs to incorporate these feet’s that has been stimulated by the private sector to cater for the country’s demand for a stable power supply. In the Northern and Southern parts of Nigeria where there is huge deposit of sunlight and wind from the Sahara respectively, Solar Systems should been installed in vast proportions, while in the Western and Middle Belt regions, Solar, Wind and Coal power source should be developed for utilisation in those areas.

We can achieve a better, stable and resilient Electrification in Nigeria if the government and private investors can merge together to fashion a workable framework because the fate of the Power sector will sooner or later become a high stake of investment drive if fully annexed and well incorporated.

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