Join the Revolution: Light Up Nigeria

Posted on Thursday, August 27th, 2009 at 8:53 AM

By BellaNaija.com

“Are you tired of the constant excuses being given for the incompetence of PHCN, we are forming this group as a voice for our generation. It is time for something to be done,the 7th oil producing nation is one of the world’s worst electricity providers. The time has come, Nigeria belongs to all of us and if we do not speak out now,its the same burden we will all have to bear. So join,tell your friends, family anybody you can, enough is enough. Our voice may be small now but as the group grows and the word is spread, the government will hear our words and something will be done. LIGHT UP NIGERIA so progress in all the other sectors can advance also.

Energy is the engine that drives industrialization, which improves communication, helps innovation in science and Technology, provides sound healthcare delivery system and improves citizens’ standard of living. Since energy is the engine that drives industrialization, a sound energy policy would indirectly create jobs even in unexpected sectors.”

Light Up Nigeria

Those are the words from the Light Up Nigeria facebook group.

The electricity situation in Nigeria is dire. It affects every facet of life and business. Starting a new business? Well, take your business plan and multiply you costs by 2 because you are going to need that allocation to handle all the alternative energy costs (diesel, petrol, inverter, solar power etc…). You will need this because reliance on the government-supplied power will kill your business before it starts. Therefore, it is great to see people pushing for a change.

Light Up Nigeria is a youth and online driven initiative to change the electricity situation in Nigeria.

Connect via Twitter and #Light Up Nigeria or via Facebook

Visit the Light Up Nigeria website

Eldee introduces Light Up Nigeria

Amara Nwankpa of lightupnigeria.org tells us more about the Light Up Nigeria Movement

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    • Ejiro Kragha August 27, 2009 at 10:40 PM

      lovely idea! all hands must be on deck..tired of the constant embarrassment that comes with being Nigerian….we have to do all in our power esp we the youth to better our nation..NAIJA O NI BAJE O!!!!

    • Ejiro Kragha August 27, 2009 at 10:53 PM

      lovely idea! im tired of the constant embarrassment that comes with being Nigerian..its high time we all came together esp we the youth and did something positive as against sitting down n complaining from our comfort zones

    • Bola August 28, 2009 at 3:28 AM

      abeg o, it will def contribute to general welfare n prosperity…

    • Benco August 28, 2009 at 2:55 PM

      Great idea…without steady power Nigeria will function well….One question is ..what strategy are we going to use to let the polictician acknowledge that steady power suply is our right as Nigerians…Just saying it won’t be enough..Let’s put thoughts together my People ……Remember that one day oil revenue in Nigeria is enough to light up Nigeria. Let us stand up and say “NO” to Nigeria corrupt Governmnent…..

    • Edozie Nnamani September 8, 2009 at 3:36 AM

      Probably the last treatment for Nigeria…. the lung cancer seems incurable and there is no light at the end of the tunnel.

    • mariah September 23, 2009 at 3:20 PM

      Like helpless kids, we are constantly waiting for the government to come and rescue us like we expect our parents to do at times of trouble. When we learn to cut the umbilical cord and step out of this mentality, then we have the chance of moving forward TOGETHER. Its embarrassing enough with what happened with Obama.

    • mojisola sonoiki November 14, 2009 at 3:55 PM

      Just this week I was saying to some Naija folks I was talking to in atlanta that I was so tired of hearing Nigerians in Nigeria praying for solutions and not being proactive (a general statement I know but i was just venting cuz we know as Nigerians how passionate we can get about our issues :-) ). I am so proud of what you all are doing with the Lightup Nigeria project and would like to be involved in any way I can. Thanks!!!!!! On my Facebook page…my independance day wishes were “May we have light”… thanks for answering our prayers…because dis light oh we must have!!!!!!!

    • Mandela December 24, 2010 at 11:29 AM

      Na wao 4 9ja.lyt e no dey,job e no dey.atleast dey can see and hear d voice of d people.oga gan fun 9ja ooo