- Some Americans have been in the dark following the deadly winter storm that caused blackouts
- A US resident identified as @MagicalOverload on Twitter took to the platform to ask people the longest they have gone without power
- According to the lady, she has been without power for 30 hours
- Nigerians were quick to inform her that some of them have not seen power for months, others years
Following a post by Magical Overload, a Twitter user and resident of the US, in which she asked her followers the longest they have gone without power, given the fact that she has gone without it for 30 hours, Nigerians have quickly answered her call, narrating their own experiences.
"Going on 30 hours without power... what’s the longest you’ve ever gone without power?"
In response, a prominent Nigerian website answered:
"Let's not go there, ma'am."
Another tweep told her some places in Ondo state have been without power for 10 years.
"Maiduguri now a month now no light even Government house Dey on Generator."
@hypemanoscar also wrote:
"Come to 9ja, we no dey get light for 3months straight...Common 30hrs wey NEPA carry Una light, u dun dey complain."
"Just 30 hours? If I combine all the electricity I have witnessed in my life it’s not up to 365 days worth."
@ChukwumelaOrji also wrote:
"Ma'am I guess it's in Nigeria right we have that unbreakable record that we can proudly boast about staying for weeks or months without light."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Border Communities Development Agency (BCDA) has completed a transformer project for a community that has been without electricity in the past 11 years.
This was revealed in a statement sent to Legit.ng by Mr. Sadiq Abdullahi Isa, the deputy director of the public affairs and protocol unit of the BCDA.
The statement quoted the traditional leader of the community, the Oniko of Ikolaje, His Royal Majesty Oba John Olakunle Ojo lauding the executive secretary of the BCDA, Captain Junaid Abdullahi, for the life-transforming project.
In another report, a Nigerian man identified as Usman Dalhatu got people talking on social media after building a solar-powered cooker that has a television.
Usman shared photos of two men cooking with the invention while the television was on. While the television is solar-powered, the burners are powered by gas.
Aanu Adegun is a politics and current affairs content editor at Legit.ng with over 7 years of experience in both digital and traditional media. A graduate of English Studies from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo state, Aanu started his journalism career as a features writer. Aanu, who is also a creative writer has written books and children magazines. He once anchored some specialised pages of a national newspaper. Aanu is also a satirist.