6 in 10 homes had below 5hrs electricity daily supply in Q1
Fresh results of the power sector poll have shown that six in every 10 Nigerian homes had less than five hours of daily electricity supply during the first quarter ended in March, 2014.
The results released yesterday by NOIPolls Limited for the First Quarter of 2014 revealed that an average of 63 percent of Nigerians experienced no improvement in their power supply, with 43 percent experiencing a worsened state and 20 percent having no difference at all.
Further findings, according to the survey, revealed that an average of 63 percent received less than 5 hours of continuous power supply daily with the majority (45 percent) receiving between 1-4 hours of continuous power daily and 18 percent receiving zero (0) hours of power supply.
The consequence of this is the increasing rate of alternative power source usage which according to the polls has led to an average of 79 percent of Nigerians using them to augment their power supply.
The surveyed group with a majority of 72 percent reported an increase in their spending on these alternative sources, just as there was an observed decline of power supply to households over the quarter as those that experienced any improvement in their power supply fell from 44% in January to 37% in March 2014.
From left: Executive Director (Operations), Nigeria Electricity Liability Management Limited (NELMCO), Chinedum Orisakwe, Managing Director/Chief Executive, (NELMCO) Sam Agbogun and Head Legal, Ogbonna Ugochukwu during a press briefing in Abuja, yesterday.