- Posted October 5, 2009 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Light up Nigeria
#LightUpNigeria - Drive around Dark Neighborhood
#LightUpNigeria is a movement advocating for constant electric power to Nigerian homes and businesses.
For over 3 decades, due to a combination of the failure of government, corruption and sabotage, electricity supply to the Nigeria people has been inconsistent and abysmal.
#Lightupnigeria is targetting its advocacy at the Federal, State and Local governments to make sustainable power generation and supply a priority.
Advocacy is also targetted at investors, who, empowered by a new act deregulating the power sector in Nigeria, can contribute profitably to help generate power to fill Nigeria's energy requirements.
#LightupNigeria also seeks to engage citizens who's responsibility it is not only to continue to demand a sustainable solution to the power problem but to ensure that investments in the power sector do not fall prey to sabotage or corruption.
In this video, Michaela Moye and Amara Nwankpa of #Lightupnigeria drive around a dark neighborhood in Abuja, Nigeria where we experience the darkness and hear noise from the generators that some residents are using to power their houses.