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Nigeria’s Electricity Power Sector Reform: An Appraisal of Unresolved Issues

Idowu, Samuel S. and Ibietan, Jide and Olukotun, A. (2019) Nigeria’s Electricity Power Sector Reform: An Appraisal of Unresolved Issues. International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, 9 (6). 336-341.. ISSN 2146-4553

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Nigeria electricity sector reform was perceived as essential due to its undesirable state, consequently, it was embraced by the populace with a high expectation that it would mark the end of epileptic electricity supply. However, the low level of generating capacity and sanctity of the privatization process alongside the poor quality of distribution companies post-privatisation power supply make one worrisome about the efficacy of the reform. This article, therefore, evaluate germane issues hampering the delivery of positive deliverable especially, that of stable power supply and smooth operation of the sector. The study explores secondary data sources and system theory as the underpinning framework. It found out that capital investment, technical losses, national grid system, enabling environment, high debt profile and politicization of the power sector, amongst others, are challenges besetting the actualization of the reform objectives. Hence, to overcome these problems, the work recommends a holistic liberalization of the sector, proactive regulatory agency, metering of customers and sound economic management to reduce the poverty levels of citizens amongst others.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Electricity, Nigeria, Reform
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2019 12:27
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2019 12:27

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