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Privatization of Power Sector Has Disappointed Nigerians

The only thing reliable about Nigeria’s power supply is its unreliability. From the megacity of Lagos to the capital of Abuja to state capitals like Yola in northeastern Adamawa state, the lights are frequently off. Families and businesses that can afford them rely on generators. The rest of Nigeria's residents make do with open-air flames for light and cooking. Idriss Ibubi, a shopkeeper, said he pays for electricity but gets it for only a small fraction of the day. “After...

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