Nigerians. We have no choice due to poor power supply in the country. I
rely mostly on generator for my power needs.
is electricity today, tomorrow there is none. It’s an on-and-off
situation. Sometimes, there could be no power for weeks and I often
forget there’s anything called government power supply. It’s just like
what every other Nigerian experiences.
cost. It is to save the lifespans of the appliances and the generator.
Using home appliances for long when running on generator could cause
damage to them and the generator in the long run. That is why I have
three generators in my house. It is not deliberate and it is not to
prove being rich, but it is because of the condition we have found
ourselves in this country. I run one in the morning, one in the
afternoon and one in the night. By doing this, I will be able to
lengthen the lifespan of the generators. Of course, running the
generator throughout the day creates a deep hole in the pocket, but what
can we do with the epileptic power supply in the country?
It is painful. You can just imagine if someone is spending just N1,000
per day to run a generator, in a month, you would have spent N30,000.
Many Nigerians spend more than that per month. Personally, if I
calculate what I spend on powering my generators, I will develop high
blood pressure. I don’t bother again.
you why. The issue of power supply in this country cannot be solved in a
day. The problem was caused by a particular set of people in this
country who don’t want to see things work. Twenty years ago, having a
generator was by choice, not something everybody had. Only a few people
had it. But things got worse afterwards and now the importation of
generators is big business and the importers are making billions of
naira from it. Some of the importers are big people in this country who
are doing everything they can to not make power supply improve. Some of
them partially own the companies that manufacture generators. These
people are in the government and wield huge influence. I am pessimistic
we can succeed in getting good power supply again in this country. If it
is ever going to happen, it will involve the shedding of blood because
the cabal will be ready to do anything for their business to keep
thriving. I am putting this as a challenge to the government, let them
prove me wrong. We can never get stable power supply again in this
solar cheap? No, it’s not. People are suffering, there is no money.
People are not smiling. These days, you hear stories of food theft
because of the bad situation of things. All is not well for now. My
appeal to the government is to bring the much desired change. Things are
hard on Nigerians and we cannot continue like this.
scale of preference. Then, to give a tip on saving fuel, when you turn
on your generator, draw the fuel pump valve to half way. I have not
really experimented it before, but I think it gives some psychological
feeling that you are saving some fuel. Let other Nigerians try it and
give me feedback.