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Imagine Nigeria generates enough electricity


Just imagine that . . . Nigeria generates 50,000 MW electricity per day.

Lagos is allocated 15,000 MW. Kano and Ogun 3,000 each, while Abuja, Cross-River, Delta, Edo, Kaduna and Rivers each receives 500-1000 mW depending on needs. That is 27,000 mW at most.
Distribute the 23,000 mW balance among the other 27 states and you will be left with thousands of megawatts for bridging gaps during disasters or sabotage.

What would that

Nigeria generates and achieve? A society with no generators and their attendant costs, where welders, builders, hotels and SMEs will cut operating costs, hire more workers, make more profits, and pay more taxes to government.

Where hospitals will utilize revenues to purchase new equipment without funding from Abuja.
Where government ministries will save costs, thus freeing more funds for infrastructure and social welfare (eg, rail transport and subsidized healthcare for all citizens).

At individual levels, we would be more productive with abundant electricity. The money we spend on generators and fuel can pay for children’s college education, or mortgages.

Not to talk of our scientists battling with darkness, when their colleagues are inventing new gadgets and discovering malaria, HIV and AIDS vaccines.
Inventing new space tools for mars and other exoplanet exploration.
laboratories running 24/7 on electricity generated by public utility companies – whether private or government-owned.

Mind you, we are only imagining. Let us wake from slumber and face a nation where government and citizens alike think electricity is not necessary for human progress.
May God help us in Nigeria


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