This push for modernizing African infrastructure is similar to other projects such as “Nigeria 20/20”; on most occasions, these projects are more idealistic than plausible, tending to drain a disturbing amount of resources from governments incapable of supporting their current populations. In Nigeria, the electrical infrastructure is sorely lacking. The government has promised multiple improvements in the stability of the country’s electricity, but no solution has truly worked. Around two years ago, the government proposed commercializing the electricity industry, similar to America’s system of allowing independent companies to distribute power. Even with the incentive of revenue, the industry still failed to deliver stable power to Nigeria’s population 173.6 million.
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