Nigeria is thought of one of the poorest countries in the world. Surprisingly, Nigeria is the most populous and oil rich nation in Africa, and every day millions are left out in the dark because the government does not offer constant electricity for many places through the country. But now thousands are trying to use the power of social media to encourage the government to bring electricity through the nation.
The Light Up Nigeria movement is an effort to bring constant electrical power to Nigerian homes and businesses. Since the 1980’s the Nigerian Government, has been inconsistent in the supply of electricity, because of the corruption and sabotage within the governmental system. Light Up Nigeria, which is citizen formed, states on their website that ‘everyone in Nigeria is affected by the lack of constant power supply so everyone in Nigeria is part of the movement.’ That has become the way of life for Nigerians and a known fact about the country. The lack of electricity has been blamed for the nation missing out on new investments and business opportunities. (more…)