Nigeria is set to privatise the country's electricity industry in a bid to help solve a severe power shortage problem.

Analysts and citizens say the move may boost energy production, but will also result in price hikes that will hit the country's poorest most.

More than $16bn in public funds has already been used in failed attempts to increase power supply in recent years. Now, the government is seeking about $100bn in private sector investment to meet the high demand for electricity.

Al Jazeera's Yvonne Ndege reports from the Nigerian capital, Abuja.

Source: Al Jazeera