Why Solar Power Won’t Work in Nigeria…

Nomadic Mindburst

Reporting from Nigeria: Emeka Nweze

NEPA is acronym. It stands for National Electric Power Authority. Upon completion of this entry however, it is my intention to use all means necessary to contact this “organization”. The formal complaint I intend to lodge is a simple one. The acronym is a misnomer or, at the very least, a poor representative of the service provided by this organization. How many books have been cast aside in frustration, how many social engagements foiled, how many pounds of melted food-stuffs dumped into the garbage, how many movie endings ruined, is a number I dare not contemplate lest the despair I’m plunged into cannot be clawed out of.

Actually, the power/electricity debacle that seems exclusively endemic to Nigeria makes for a perfect representation of just how markets work in this part of the globe. Unlike say the Scandinavians, we have been blessed (or cursed; it depends…

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