ASSESSMENT OF THE NIGERIAN POWER SECTOR POST DEREGULATION ON THE ENERGY USERS

 ESEDEBE, JOSEPH EJIME

Department of Management, Faculty of Business Administration,University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus.  E-Mail:esedebeje@gmail.com

AJIKE, ADA KALU

Department of Management, Faculty of Business Administration,University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus.

E-Mail: mmandeodo@Yahoo.com

OSEAFIANA, OFOR JOSEPH

Department of Management Studies, Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku.

 

ABSTRACT

The study examines the impact of privatization on energy users in Nigeria. Descriptive Research design was used and the major instrument for data collection was questionnaire, which was structured using five-point Likert scale. Simple percentages, cumulative percentages, and Regression Analyses were employed to analyze the data obtained from the respondents. The findings revealed that there was no technological improvement in the sector, yet. Also, that the deregulation of the Sector had been marred by hike in electricity user tariffs, poor channel of electricity distribution, among others. The study then concluded that although the deregulation of the  sector had brought insignificant improvement in service delivery, it could not be said to have achieved desired economic development for the Nigerian citizens due to absence of some vital equipment and lack of technological efficiency arising from the employment of inexperienced workers. The hike in electricity prices made it unaffordable to the average Nigerian families.

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