The lack of supply of stable electricity to citizens is believed to be a challenge for successive Nigerian governments. The Federal Government had privatised the Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN and handed over its assets to 10 successor companies, retaining 40 per cent of the old workforce in the process.
Following the privatisation of the PHCN over three years ago, Nigerians say they are yet to see improvement in power supply in the country.
President General, Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies, Chris Okonkwo says he is disappointed over the poor handling of the privatization process in the power sector.
Correspondent Emmanuel Ezekiel reports that electricity consumers especially manufacturers who bear the brunt of poor power supply, say their businesses and production are negatively affected by say poor power supply.
While the government continues to promise Nigerians steady electricity supply, observers express disappointment with the report of low power generation recently by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC. Government has been told to ensure Nigerians have electricity supply always.
As Nigerians continue to witness lack of steady power supply in many parts of the country, investors have warned that the economy will not make the expected progress unless every one especially government work to make electricity available for all.