It’s 2020 but Nigeria, the most populous nation on the African continent, continues to experience interrupted power supply, at least each week.
The situation baffles Nigerian singer Tiwatope Savage, popularly known as Tiwa Savage, who has taken to social media to vent her frustration.
In a tweet Sunday, the mother-of-one complained about the terrible power crisis and wondered when a solution to the problem will be puzzled out.
“2020, this is 2020 Nigeria and WE STILL DONT HAVE CONSTANT ELECTRICITY. Jesus Christ,” she wrote on Twitter.
Tiwa’s tweet comes after the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed told Nigerians to expect 11,000 megawatts of electricity by 2023 following the agreement the Nigerian government reached with German firm Siemens.
The minister said;
“Following an agreement with German company Siemens in July 2019 to boost power supply in Nigeria, the stage is set for the perennial power problem to become a thing of the past.
“Under the three-phase agreement, Nigerians will enjoy 7,000 megawatts of reliable power supply by the end of 2021 (phase 1), 11,000 megawatts by the end of 2023 (phase 2) and 25,000 megawatts in the third phase.
“To put things in perspective, Nigeria’s current power generation capacity is more than 13,000 megawatts, but only an average of 3,400 megawatts reliably reach consumers. In essence, the current amount of power that reaches consumers will more than double by the end of next year.
“In addition, this will create thousands of jobs and will leapfrog the country into the next level of industrial and social development.”