This shot of weird and whacky looking generating sets was taken on my quick visit to Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, (AEDC) Federal Housing Estate, Lugbe Abuja today.
Although I wasn’t too shocked to have found anything like Generator in an Office of the Company charged with the responsibilities of distributing power to the masses. I mean to say their supposed esteemed consumers, those whom have been unduely charged and unjustly exploited through their shady estimated billings.
And those consumers whom AEDC have taken pleasure in ripping off their hard earned monies through their inefficient and epileptic power distribution.
Now as a people, we need to begin to ask ourselves some conscientious quizzes: How did we get here? And what and where is the way out of the ‘wilderness’?
The ‘wilderness’ here is not Nigeria per se, but those in the Helm of Affairs that ought to be beneficial and promote the overall well-being of the citizens. Many are already raising their voices and anxiously waiting for 2019 to come, so that ‘Power can change HANDS’.
However, my grouse is, what is the guarantee that the same blunder that got us into this ditch will not repeat itself? I am still trying to stay optimistic that we will not allow political pettiness and sentiments becloud our sense of judgement come 2019!
Because if you asked me, It is a case of people drawing the attention of the paraplegic to a tipping luggage on his head. In response he said: you are looking at the top but you are not looking at the bottom. .
Whatever the Nigerian power sector is today is not different from what is happening in the entire nation.
Is the power sector any different from the petroleum sector, the state of the roads, water and other indicators of infrastructural deficits that dot the Nigerian landscape?
My answer is Capital NO!! .
Let’s sleep on it, people and think towards making the right decisions come 2019!
As written by Dotun Roy