Power supply: Electricity to Nigerian household drops in second quarter of 2019

Power supply: Electricity to Nigerian household drops in second quarter of 2019

- A poll has shown that power supply in the second quarter was low when compared to the first quarter of 2019

- It was also revealed that one of the causes of the decline could be because the national grid broke down

- Power supply was said to have have fallen from 9.6 hours to 9.2 hours daily during the second quarter

A new poll on power has revealed that electricity supply in Nigerian homes declined to 31% in the second quarter as against 37% in the first quarter of 2019.

The poll by NOIPolls suggested that the fall for power supply could be as a result of the continuous breakdown of the national grid and other challenges within the period.

According to NOIPolls, the fall in electricity has also negatively affected economic activities in the country, especially businesses that rely on power to run.

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It was, however, revealed that there was a steady power supply between April and June 2019 which could be due to the rain as there was enough water for power generation.

Results from the poll also showed that hours of power supply fell from 9.6 hours in the first quarter of the year to 9.2 hours.

It should be noted also that the country is still far from 24 hours power supply that is required for overall progress in all sectors of the nation’s economy.

Thirty-one percent Nigerians said they experienced better power in the second quarter when compared with 37% in the first quarter.

A monthly analysis of power availability showed that there was a drop from 46% in the first quarter to 28% in the second quarter.

The opinion poll was carried over a period of three months (April to June 2019) through telephone interviews of a random nationwide sample 3,000 Nigerians from 18 years and above.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that there was electricity outage across some states in the country following the collapse of the national electricity grid.

It was gathered that the collapse came a day “after the national grid rose to 5,114 megawatts”.

The collapse affected 11 distribution companies. Oyebode Fadipe who is the spokesman of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) said the collapse reduced its allocation to 20 megawatts.

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