Western living makes it easy to take luxuries for granted. At the flick of a switch, push of a button or the turn of a knob the UK has power instantly.
In short, electricity plays a huge part in our everyday lives. Whether it is at home, school, the local shopping centre or our workplace, our daily routines rely heavily on the use of electricity.
From the moment we wake up until we hit the pillow our lifestyles are completely dependent on electricity. Now let’s take a moment to imagine what would happen if we have a blackout or have frequent load shedding which is a usual scenario in Nigeria.
For Nigeria, having a finite amount of electricity supply or even no electricity at all is a common occurrence. Their access rate to electricity currently stands at less than 57%, which means 85 million Nigerians don’t have access to grid electricity and the communities can experience up to 10 power cuts a day, with their length varying anywhere from 30 seconds to 3 days. This makes Nigeria the country with the largest energy access deficit in the world.