AN EVALUATION OF THE NIGERIA ELECTRICITY SECTOR POST PRIVATISATION

Bello Salman, Hesam Neshaeimoghaddam

Abstract


In Nigeria, the remoteness and erratic patterns of power supply has left especially, the rural population economically and socially below standards. Since electricity is required for the basic developmental of services such as clean piped-water, health care, telecommunications, and quality education. Therefore, the supply predicament has resulted in catalysing poverty among all segments of the population. However, there are no doubts that the attempts have been made by the Nigerian government to reform the electricity sector as an integral component towards the rapid development of the economy. By restructuring the power sector through privatisation of the generation and distribution sub-sectors. This short article explored the overall performance of the Nigerian electricity generation post privatization period (2013-15), using a boxplot.  The analysis demonstrates that there are still challenges and issues that need to be tackled as there isn’t any significant addition made on the grid. Solving the electricity crisis must remain at the very top of the policy-maker’s agenda. The timely realization of the risks and opportunities of what lie ahead reinforces the idea that Nigeria needs to take aggressive policies toward putting the energy system on a more secure and sustainable footing

Full Text: PDF

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


Journal of Energy & Environment
Universiti Tenaga Nasional | Jalan IKRAM-UNITEN | 43000 Kajang, Selangor
Tel: +603 8921 2020 | Fax: +603 8921 2116
http://www.uniten.edu.my