Tiwa Savage laments over poor power supply in Nigeria

The issue of poor electricity supply in Nigeria remains one of the most fundamental issues the country faces, as over time we have seen celebrities taking to their social media pages to lament over the outage especially during this lockdown period where we all have to stay home and suffer it together. One of the recent celebrity to lament over the outage is popular singer Tiwa Savage.

Nigerian singer, Tiwatope Savage, popularly know as Tiwa Savage has spoken out on the poor power supply in the country.

“2020, this is 2020 Nigeria and WE STILL DONT HAVE CONSTANT ELECTRICITY. Jesus Christ …”, she tweeted.

See her tweet below:

Her tweet comes after the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed told Nigerians to expect 11,000 megawatts of electricity by 2023 following the agreement the Nigerian government reached with German firm Siemens.

The minister said;

“Following an agreement with German company Siemens in July 2019 to boost power supply in Nigeria, the stage is set for the perennial power problem to become a thing of the past.

“Under the three-phase agreement, Nigerians will enjoy 7,000 megawatts of reliable power supply by the end of 2021 (phase 1), 11,000 megawatts by the end of 2023 (phase 2) and 25,000 megawatts in the third phase.

“To put things in perspective, Nigeria’s current power generation capacity is more than 13,000 megawatts, but only an average of 3,400 megawatts reliably reach consumers. In essence, the current amount of power that reaches consumers will more than double by the end of next year.

“In addition, this will create thousands of jobs and will leapfrog the country into the next level of industrial and social development.”

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