- Nigeria was not ranked among the top 10 African countries with stable electricity
- Quoting 2019 WEF Electricity Access, Africa Facts Zone posted that Mauritius and Tunisia have 100% power supply
- Ghana makes the list at number nine with 84%, 1.1% above South Africa
Africa Facts Zone has again posted another list rating Africa nations. This time around, they compiled the top 10 African countries with good electricity access.
On the list, Mauritius, and Tunisia ranked first and second with a 100% electricity supply. Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, and Seychelles ranked 99.8%, 99.1%, and 99% respectively.
No country on the list has below 80% electricity access as South Africa and Ghana, nations on ninth and 10th positions, have 84.3% and 84.2% power access rates.
See the first list below:
1. Mauritius, Tunisia (100%)
3. Egypt (99.8%)
4. Algeria (99.1%)
5. Morocco, Seychelles (99%)
7. Cape Verde (96.1%)
8. Gabon (90.7%)
9. Ghana (84.3%)
10. South Africa (84.2%).
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that following inadequate gas, poor transmission infrastructure and shortage of distribution facilities, there has been a decline of Nigeria's electricity supply from 3,993.65 megawatts to 3,608.
According to a statement released by the office of the vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, the power sector has lost not less than N2,162,000,000 due to the development.
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It was also gathered that Nigerians would begin to pay more for electricity consumption from January 2020 according to the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).
NERC sent the breakdown of the new directive to the 11 Distribution Company (DisCos) all over the nation in a statement by its chairman, Professor James Momoh, on Saturday, January 4.
The statement said this directive overshadows “other orders issued on the subject matter, and shall take effect from 1st January 2020 and shall have an effect on the issuance of a new Minor Review Order or an Extraordinary Tariff Review Order by the NERC.”
It revealed that the upward review of the tariff is based on data obtained from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) with respect to the average monthly inflation rate of 11.3 % and the exchange rate of N309.97.
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