Nigeria’s ‘crazy’ Power Bills are Pushing people into Poverty

Abiola, a young woman in her thirties, owns a store along University Road in Ilorin where she sells frozen foodstuffs. The business relies heavily on electricity but it hardly comes. And when it does, it comes sparsely, cumulating into an average of four hours per day.

Despite the persistent power outage, the monthly bills were ‘’crazy’’. It was at an average of 13,000 naira ($31.52) per month. So, she thought she had enough and opted for a pre-paid meter in 2016 with the hope she would only pay for the amount of electricity she consumes.

But while this might have been the case, she has been struggling to make sense of the tariff plagued with constant hikes…..

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