Counting the Cost

Lighting up Nigeria

While most of Africa still plunges into darkness at nightfall, we find out how Nigeria plans to switch on.

Last updated: 20 Jul 2014 02:34
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Africa's biggest economy and most populus nation needs $2.9tn to fully connect the country to the electricity grid over the next three decades.

As it stands, 45 percent of Nigeria's 170 million population are not on the grid with the lack of power and power outages kocking 2.1 percent off economic growth in Africa.

The CEO of one of Nigeria's biggest power companies Genesis Electricity, Akinwole Omoboriowo, spoke to our business editor Abid Ali as to just what was being done to address Nigeria's power shortages.

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