LightUp Nigeria!

Simply put, the electricity supply situation in Nigeria is deplorable. In most parts of the country, darkness pervades and generators have taken over as the source of power.

But to explain or fathom the reasons why it is so complex. From the cartels who import generators, the contractors who fail to complete power projects, citizens who vandalize power lines and installations, languid attitude of government up to the manufacturers of the generators (in developed countries); all these have a vested interest in the continued failure of power
provision in Nigeria.

Is the efficient and effective provision of electricity in Nigeria rocket science?

Nigerians, young and old, have decided to stand up to what is possibly the biggest embarrassment to the nation (okay, maybe second to corruption and scams) and start up a revolution to bring to the notice of the Federal Government that ENOUGH’S ENOUGH!

The revolution has started online via various media:

Twitter has been buzzing furiously with #lightupnigeria tweet

People have been encouraged to make videos and post on YouTube as eLDee has done

Bloggers are encouraged to also blog with the key word being LIGHTUPNIGERIA

So let’s join this revolution, new media style – please LIGHTUPNIGERIA!

Let's LightupNigeria!

Let's LightupNigeria!

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  1. was not aware of the youtube videos…thanks…

  2. […] of the country, darkness pervades and generators have taken over as the source of power”, says Adebayo's blog. “When the power shuts down – which it does all the time – people sit in the dark or, if […]

  3. […] of the country, darkness pervades and generators have taken over as the source of power”, says Adebayo’s blog. “When the power shuts down – which it does all the time – people sit in the dark […]

  4. […] 2009 LightUp Nigeria! Posted by storypress under World | Tags: World | Leave a Comment  Simply put, the electricity supply situation in Nigeria is deplorable. In most parts of the country, darkness […]

  5. #Lightupnigeria how?…

    We have an energy crisis in Nigeria. Not news.
    We’ve had this energy crisis for years now. Not news.
    The government has not done and does not even appear to want to do anything. Not news.
    People die every day in Nigeria because of lack of electricity….

    • just joing the campaign and see some change, one way or the other….ok.. thanks.

  6. @ In the camp, In answer to your question, I would like to proffer a solution! If Change cannot come from the top then it should come from the bottom. If the govt is not serious about creating a change, we as a people can organize ourselves and show them we can do without them by coming up with innovative solutions for the good of all.

    I’m presently working with an NGO, SMEFUNDS on a solar based project that would solve our power problems and empower the poor masses among us. We are presently looking for people that we can train to act as agents of change, create affordable solar based solutions and free themselves from poverty doing so. Join us in this crusade because this is THE ONLY WAY WE CAN LIGHT UP NIGERIA!

    If you are interested in this project, you can send your enquiries to solarbizness@gmail.com

  7. […] picture. Adebayo also two post on Light Up Nigeria – LUN for short. You can check out the first and the second. I also read a post on […]

  8. […] è immerso nell’oscurità e i generatori sono subentrati come fonte di energia” si legge sul blog di Adebayo [in]. “Quando l’erogazione viene interrotta – cosa che capita regolarmente – la gente se ne […]

  9. #lightupnigeria

  10. “Power problem in Nigeria is not Imortal, Someday, if solution can not come from the TOP, it will come from the BOTTOM” FemiOye, Co Founder SMEFUNDS http://www.smefunds.com

    Lets Light Up Nigeria, Each Home at a time!


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