It has never been news that Nigeria has an electricity problem.
What is perhaps always still surprising, is the scale of it—almost half of Nigerians do not have access to electricity at all.
By this measure, Africa’s most populous nation is one of the lowest performers. For example, only 28% of Ghanaians do not have access to electricity. In Kenya, the proportion is 25%, and it is only 8% in South Africa. Nigeria only does better than a handful of countries—Haiti, Ethiopia, Mali and a few others.
The reason for this is that Nigeria’s national grid is still immature.