The lack of power shortage in u.k for the brief two years  i spent,prompted me to write this,especially after returning to my blessed homeland -Nigeria,to be welcomed by power outage for close to 2 weeks.I really wasn’t bothered then as i had already envisaged that. However in retrospect,what gave me concern the most was the passive population who all acted as though nothing went wrong. I therefore find it as a duty to speak on behalf of ‘these ones’, As the saying goes: in the midst of ‘blind men’,a one eyed man is king.

For a country that aims to be amongst the top 20 countries in the world by the year 2020,i firmly believe that the power sector be critically addressed as there isn’t any country among the present top 20 that still battles with her power sector. It is therefore vital and imperative that my country Nigeria fix her infrastructure,as it has to do with  power.  Getting inspiration from the motivational theorist Abraham Maslow,i believe that the basic needs of  Nigerians in addition to food and shelter is that of  ‘power'(by power i mean electricity).If these needs ‘is‘ met,i have great confidence that the population(organisations inclusive) will contribute (in terms of  aligning itself) towards achieving the countries vision 2020.

I’m glad that as opposed to previously faineant government, this present administration recognizes this fact and therefore has stated its resolve to boost the countries energy output from the present 3000 m/watts (which to me is quite embarrassing) to a minimum of 16000 m/watts by 2011, (which i as of today 16 dec. 2010 don’t think is up to 8,000 watts as there hasn’t been much seen improvement). This is quite acceptable,atleast within the short term,but it must be noted that Brazil,which is a developing country like Nigeria has an energy output of around 90,000 m/watts,with a population of about 180 million people.Other developing countries like china,india,singapore,malaysia for example

are fast escaping from the underdeveloped status to a high level of development because they are simply solving their problems whereas Africa has refused to follow suit.Rather most African  countries are more interested in fighting inter-tribal wars,civil conflict rather than concentrating on the task of nation building.

Unarguably,Every Nation in the world has had to go through some period of political/economic instability and my lovely Nigeria is no different.However,the ability to recover from this period of decline is the hallmark of a great country.I believe my great Nigeria is on the verge of coming out.With the right leaders,the sky would be our limit. However to realize our vision 2020,it is imperative the government look into the other sectors in addition to the power sector (as being in blackout for 2 weeks is no joke), only in this way can my lovely Nigeria become one of the first 20 countries in the world.

God Bless Nigeria…