Group laments poor power supply, says 93m Nigerians sleeping in darkness

Group laments poor power supply, says 93m Nigerians sleeping in darkness

- A power advocacy group has lamented poor power supply in the country

- It said not less than 93 million Nigerians do not have access to power supply

- It also added that if permitted, it is capable of solving the electricity problem

Power for All (PA), an international organisation that preaches for sustainable power generation across many African countries has expressed that no fewer than 93 million Nigerians lacked access to sustainable power supply in the country.

In a report available in the Vanguard, the organisation, through its director who also doubles as the managing director of Clean Technology, Ifeoma Malu, said this at a workshop organised ton tackle the challenges of lack of electricity in both rural and urban Nigeria. gathers that Malu in her speech condemned the poor power supply across the country despite the high electricity charge by the power generating company of the country.

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She also, while insisting that the country needs to make an alternative shift in solving electricity problem, added that the renewable power system championed by her company is capable of bringing the problem of lack of power to an eternal halt.

She expressed: "Nigeria’s energy access challenge continues to be a source of frustration for the majority of the population, limiting the country’s prospects for economic growth and improving the well-being of its population, particularly undeserved rural communities.

“Over 60 per cent of Nigerians are without access to electricity, while the grid-connected population faces extensive power outages. Bedeviled by various technical, financial, operational and regulatory challenges and a widening generation gap of approximately 175,000MW, the conventional power grid supply is inadequate to meet the needs of Nigeria’s growing population.

“However, decentralized renewable energy (DRE) solutions have shown potential as a key solution in addressing this disparity.”

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Meanwhile, previously reported that the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) would on April 3, 2018, commence the enforcement of its recently unveiled Meter Asset Provider Regulations (MAPR), a policy that sought to bridge the widening metering gap in the electricity supply industry.

It was gathered that the country’s metering gap had increased to about 4.74 million, as power consumers welcomed the new policy, describing it as a panacea for meter unavailability.

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Source: Legit

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