- Residents in Texas, United States have continued to experience challenges caused by a winter storm
- The electricity company in the state has spoken about efforts being made to restore the power supply
- Some Nigerians have reacted to the power outages experienced in Texas
Some Nigerians living in Texas in the United States have been seen in a video rejoicing and shouting up NEPA after the power supply was restored in their home.
Texas has been experiencing a severe winter storm which has caused widespread power outages to millions of homeowners in the state.
However, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which operates the state's power grid on Thursday, February 18, said it had made significant progress restoring power to many homes.
But ERCOT stated that rotating outages may be needed over the next couple of days.
A group of Nigerians who were delighted over the restoration of power rejoiced the Nigerian way by shouting up NEPA.
Members of the group were seen in a video shared on Twitter jumping with their hands raised up while hailing NEPA for the return of power.
NEPA is an acronym for the defunct National Electric Power Authority, which is associated with regular power outages.
Presently, citizens in Nigeria often shout up NEPA whenever electricity supply is restored.
The hilarious video of the Nigerians celebrating has generated huge reactions from citizens who made jokes over the footage.
Read some reactions below:
This is so funny and so beautiful to watch...lmao. You can’t take the ‘Nigerianess’ out of Nigerians.''
Mr Zeal Uduma @zealOhafia1 said:
''If there na Nigeria, that up NEPA go follow with looking for charger to plug phone before dancing around, becus e fit no reach 15 minutes.''
Ifeanyi @Ifeanyi82 said:
''See as I dey happy for them sef. U can't beat this country when it comes to fun abeg.''
Suleman Mareru said:
''This life don dey balance small small... remain to queue fetch hot water... Face with tears of joyFace with tears of joy Please Keep Warm.''
''Make una put beans for fire before them take light. Make una fetch water for all the container wey dey inside house.''
Meanwhile, news anchor, Erica Simon, has shared a video of Texas residents queuing to fetch water at a tap as if they were in a third-world country.
Erica said she saw people queue up as millions of people are without water in the state.
The video has since generated a lot of reactions on Twitter. According to Erica, millions do not presently have access to basic necessities. In the clip, residents carried different buckets as they awaited their turns.
Kess Ewubare is a senior political/current affairs correspondent at Legit.ng. He has both a BSc and a Master’s degree in mass communication. He has over 10 years of experience in working in several fields of mass communication including radio, TV, newspaper, and online. For Kess, journalism is more than a career, it is a beautiful way of life.