Ever ponder when the power supply problem in Nigeria will end? Perhaps it is not going to be in this generation. It is getting worse and worse. At my estate, we don’t even expect power anymore. We all depend on burning fuel on our generators.
To keep your generators running, if you are the type like me who always stays indoor and prefer to have power constantly, then be prepare to budget a large amount of your hard earned money on acquisition of fuel. To get the fuel in filing station is another problem, you need to pray it is not a period where there is scarcity of fuel, less you are in for another problem. If there is no fuel scarcity, then you have little problem acquiring fuel for your gen sets, but if there is, then you will be required to bring your gen set to filing stations before they can sell to you. If you prefer to buy in jerry cans, then be ready to part with extra cash to the fuel attendants.
A case of mine in question, I have 4 generators. You will ponder how I am managing fueling all the four, and having them serviced. I tell you it is not that easy. However, the secrets behind them is that, 3 of them consume less fuel, because they are small power generators, while I have one big one that have capacity to carry all the loads. Here is the idea, I will put on the small ones in daylight just to power the fan and the TVs, and put on the Big one at night to cater for all the bulbs and put the fridge and freezers on. When it get to 12 midnight, I will put it off, and put on the small ones again to power the fans and other security lights till morning.
Ever ponder when this wahala will end? The whole thing looks a mirage to me. God save this country from the small few that are taking us to ransom.
On a final note, ever pause to ponder that, the present Head of Nigerian Communications Commission may as well be drafted to the power sector, who knows, he may revolutionise the industry too just as he did with Communication sector. Just pondering…..