Controversy trails payment to ex-workers of PHCN
The news that the Federal Government has begun the payment of 408 active staff/next-of-kins (NOKs) of the defunct Power holding company of Nigeria (PHCN)...
Deaths and electricity generator fumes
Aside from terrorism, threats to our lives are ceaselessly coming left, right and centre, and we still seem uncertain as to when the next will hit us.
ULC urges Federal Government to pay 16 months arrears of 48,000 ex-PHCN workers
The United Labour Congress (ULC) has called on the Federal Government to pay the severance package of 48,000 workers of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) disengaged four years ago. The union said that the workers are still owed over 16 months’ arrears in agreed payments, while over 2,000 more workers have not…
Abuja Electricity records 101 fatalities in five years, plans global power safety summit
To attain the vision of zero fatality incidents in the power sector, the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has disclosed plans to host a global power safety summit in the Federal Capital Territory...
Federal Ministry of Power: Scrap the national grid!
One of the challenges which we as a nation have not overcome is power generation and distribution. It is a shame that in the 21st century when different options for energy generation are available, we have been conditioned into thinking that power failure is part of our national way of life.
Electricity consumers decry high billing, poor power supply in Nasarawa
Electricity consumers who are displeased with the poor power supply in Nasarawa State have appealed to generation and distribution companies to make energy more accessible and people-oriented.
Enugu Disco, consumers parley over poor electricity supply
Tempers rose and calmed at the Customers Forum organised by the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) for the Aba Ariaria District, which was facilitated at the instance of the Aba Constituency Representative, Hon. Ossy Prestige.
Resolving the power sector conundrum
Electricity supply is considered the most critical impediment to the achievement of the Vision 20:2020 target of double digit growth and reduction of poverty to the barest minimum. The wide gap in electricity supply vis-a vis demand is one of the leading issues in the on-going effort to move the economy towards the desired state…
Will darkness continue forever?
The power sector in Nigeria is no doubt one of the most inefficient in meeting the needs of its consumers anywhere in the world. The Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) which before now was a wholly government-owned venture before it was sold to private entities was the organisation governing the use of electricity in Nigeria.