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Nigerians get electricity supply 4.9hrs daily

20 August 2015, 16:13

Abuja - The average daily cumulative power supply received by consumers in the second quarter of 2015 stood at 4.9 hours, according to a new report released by NOIPolls Limited, Punch reports.

Findings revealed that from the second quarter of 2013 to that of 2015, the majority of Nigerian households received one to four hours of cumulative power supply, this proportion of Nigerians was highest in Q2 2014 (47 per cent) and lowest in the third quarter of 2014 (29 per cent), the report said.

Also read: Power supply reaches 4 600mw

It also revealed that the average cumulative power supply received by Nigerian households within a 27-month period (April, 2013 to June, 2015) was below six hours per day.

It said implication of this indicated that individuals were relying and spending more on alternative sources of power to ensure efficiency in the running of their homes and businesses.

The report stated that even in the face of the ongoing reforms in the power sector, Nigerians were still suffering major blackouts all over the nation as daily cumulative direct power supply kept dropping.

This contradicts what the Federal Ministry of Power said last week Wednesday that electricity supply nationwide had reached 4 600 megawatts.

Read more at Punch

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