Its so sad yet so funny that when PHCN gives us power my 3yr old screams NEPA!! just like I did decades ago. I also find it funny then when the gen comes on he screams GENERATOR!! talk about giving credit to the right source..
I have been wanting to write something about NEPA and the sorry power situation in our nation for a while, but each time I thought about it I grew weak. I mean it defies all logic, especially since we have had UNINTERRUPTED power supply for the last 3 days!!!
Why do we have to praise God and shout hallelujah each time we come home and see light?
If we have light now (God I thank you!!) why can’t we have it like this all the time?
I feel that some of our leaders are just so greedy and insincere, because they could have solved this power thing by now (***In retrosepect I now know its more complicated). God please touch their hearts !! (amen) I was talking to my neighbour about how stable our power had been in the last 3 days and he hushed me saying ” they may hear and remember, just keep quiet”..lol.
As I was saying some of our leaders are so greedy, once they get into power they forget what they are there for and go on a stealing frenzy. I read an interview my Eunice Egwu the wife of the former Governor of Ebonyi and this part struck me
” There is a force that controls the seat of power, and it has to be controlled either way, negatively or positively. You could have a very good vision for your state or country… but the moment you enter these powers would come up and start playing its role…if you do not hold on (to) God … definitely you will derail. The same people you are trying to better their life will pull your projects down”
Hmm, Some Nigerians are saboteurs as this power thing is a problem created by some wicked, evil and greedy Nigerians..for as long as the power problem continues some men and women will be making billions at the expense of their fellow countrymen. The Lebanese generator importers have never had it so good!! If indeed we had a genuine power problem then we should be manufacturing state of the art gen sets here in Naija.(sigh)
As long as our refineries don’t function these evil people continue to smile to the bank.God you will judge all these people who are enriching themselves while people suffer.
Nigeria can not even produce enough rice to feed half of its citizenry and yet some leaders are stuffing their pockets with ill gotten wealth. When my father was in Public service he took it as a duty to serve his fellow man, today most people in public service are just “chopping” the public wealth with reckless abandon.
Government schools have been on strike for weeks, my 13 yr old niece sits at home dejected while my kids go to school, how can she be happy? Everyday she asks me ” Mummy have they called off the strike?”. Meanwhile nobody cares the Government had refused to even discuss with the striking teachers as if they are rebels without a cause.
Abeg! let me not even start talking about how the local manufacturer is being daily frustrated. I read an interview of an Igbo industrialist a few years back and he was asked to advice people who wanted to go into manufacturing, and he said ” don’t go into it, they will frustrate you! I regret getting into it, my mates that are into importation make much more than I do”
Please take out time today to pray for our country..Its our COUNTRY, no matter where you live, where you were born or when last you came home, you can not erase the fact that you are NIGERIAN.
*** 8 years after I wrote this post our electricity sector is in a sorry state!