PHCN Handover: Any Hope of Steady Power Supply?

AS President Goodluck Jonathan handed over share certificates to the preferred bidders of generation and distribution companies, some Nigerians are optimistic that the power supply situation in the country would improve but others feel otherwise. Below are what some Nigerians said about the issue.

Chima Obi, Businessman: There are issues that needed to be ironed out and as such, Nigerians should not expect a rapid improvement any time soon. I hope that in the interim, we should have patience for them to work out how to efficiently manage the electricity network and installations to benefit Nigerians.

Nwobodo
Nwobodo

Aramachi Nwobodo, Teacher: The change we are looking for is here with us. It will improve drastically, I’m sure of that. I wish Nigerians happy uninterruptable power supply and hope to celebrate one year of continuous power supply in 2014.

Okechukwu
Okechukwu

Austine Okechukwu, Pastor: I just hope and pray for electricity in Nigeria not to be for the rich only because anything private in this country tends to be too expensive. A typical example is the case of private universities and hospitals. There is already report in the media that electricity tariff will be increased as soon as the private investors takes over.

Okeke
Okeke

George Okeke, Engineer: Privatisation is a wise economic decision which will reduce corruption within the government circle to the barest minimum more especially as private sector ventures are known to be better controlled and managed, because of their better service and profit oriented background. The federal government should hasten the process for the investors to takeover in order to give Nigerians the opportunity to enjoy competitive, better and steady power supply.

Ifeanyi
Ifeanyi

Samuel Ifeanyi, Engineer: The performance and contribution, of the telecommunication sector to the national economy since its deregulation in the past 11 years is enough cause to hope that in less than a decade from now, erratic power supply will be a thing of the past in Nigeria. It is a good cause for celebration by all Nigerians, even those who do not like President Goodluck Jonathan and those who are ideologically opposed to privatisation.

Adibe
Adibe

Daniel Adibe, Banker: This is a good development. If all goes well, more jobs would be created by for Nigerian graduates. Steady power supply is likely to unleash a lot of industrial potentials Nigerians are yet to see in this country. I am looking forward to the fulfilment of all the promises made by, President Goodluck Jonathan. If he does, he will be the best president Nigeria has ever produced since 1960.

Compiled by Anayo Ezugwu 

– Oct. 21, 2013 @ 01:00 GMT

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