How Constant Power Supply will drive us to tears

I am not one to joke about the state of Nigeria’s problems, but I just couldn’t resist. A lot of thought were going through my mind recently when people said they’ve been having better power supply. All through that period, I was fuming because we didn’t have light for two weeks due to our transformer blowing.

After it was fixed, they resumed their normal ‘two days on, one day off’ power rotation. And they still take light periodically during the two days o.

Anyway, from people’s comments after few days of good power supply, this is what I project Nigerian’s reactions if we had constant power supply for the following numbers of days.

1 day : “this phcn, their head is correct.”

2 days:  “wow, so phcn can be nice like this.”

3 days:  “hmm, phcn what is happening o?”

5 days:  “phcn, it is okay. We have enjoyed the light enough. All our gadgets are now fully charged. You can take your light again.”

1 week: *Nigerians are rolling their eyes in suspicion*

2 weeks: “This is definitely a set up for a big conspiracy phcn is planning against us.”

1 month: "Seriously phcn, e don do. We now agree you exist and are effective. Point noted. We will never doubt your abilities again."

2 months: *people are losing their minds. “PHCN please, take the light. We are not used to this. We can’t handle this torment anymore. Pleeeaaaassseee.”

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5 months: *Nigerians are freezing cold, and walking around in winter jacket. Every single thing is working*

1 year: *Nigerians constantly being discharged from hospital after being treated for recurring shock.

So what do you guys think? Am I right in my reaction projections? I am not sure about us making it to one year without uninterrupted power supply in the next 10 years.

As at now, I can’t even remember us having 3 days uninterrupted power supply in Lagos for the past 25 years. So 1 week is being too optimistic for now.

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  1. Sometime last month we had three days uninterrupted light supply. I felt when they would eventually take it it would be for weeks...but when they took it they returned it in the next 30mins .

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    1. Lol. So what of now? Are you still enjoying that?

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  2. That was a delightful read, made me chuckle.

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  3. Funny you. I was actually contemplating putting off the fridge a couple to days ago...everything don turn ice kakaraka.
    Let's keep our fingers crossed as I'm sure we will see reactions then. Nigerians can be very expressive when it comes to stuff like these.

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    1. Unfortunately, I haven't been enjoying this constant power supply everyone seems to be raving about.

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  4. I don't think it's possible for Nigerians to have a negative reaction to having constant power supply except it comes with negative consequences e.g. hiked electric bills. It's actually long overdue that people are more like in anticipation of such changes as opposed to the idea that they may want to reject it.

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  5. Blessings ....
    Though trying i can give you the blessing in the maddening experience ---heat! imagine if you were in north america where there is winter and no power, sistah people have quite literally frozen to death in their homes. No one things as their homes as a coffin but seriously it can be in countries where there is winter. so my friend, though challenging and trying you were warm and had candle light, hence you were blessed.

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    1. Yes o. We thank God for the weather. We are blessed with good weather in West Africa.

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  6. We in the UK will be jubilating for Nigeria. We may throw street parties! 😂

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    1. Loooll. I pray that day comes soon.

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  7. We in the UK will be jubilating for Nigeria. We may throw street parties! 😂

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  8. Hilarious parody. The worst is seeing or hearing other people have light and you don't.

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    1. Kai. That is what I am experiencing at the moment o. These 'off' days that Nepa is giving us. They still roster our light o. I am using my phone torch light to type this now. Rubbish,

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  9. Lols too funny. Day seven might see people marching to phcn office, to demand they hold power for a while loools.

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    1. Looolll. I am 100% sure people will be confused after 2 week. 100%

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