Chief Philip Asiodu, a retired Federal Permanent Secretary, is another Nigerian father who has served as a civil servant and worked hard in the past to coach and put Nigeria into good shape.
But at the end of his
life's work, he
is still filled with lamentations for the F-student who cannot even pass physics, a subject that is critical and basic, if we must industrialize.
days in government, Nigeria was generating more electricity than Taiwan, but today, "Taiwan is generating 30 to 40 thousand megawatts and we are singing about 4000," he
"Since the consumption of electricity per capita is almost synonymous to the level of industrialization and economic diversification, by consequence, standard of living and the welfare of the people, you can see how far we have gone.
But for the fact that there are private generators in homes, hospitals, hotels and industries, which may account for about 12 thousand megawatts, but for that, Nigeria would be an impossible place to live."
continues: "I am ashamed when Nigerian leaders, especially government leaders, open their mouths and say we are aiming for four thousand megawatts."
For Nigeria, to even pass and industrialize, it needs at least 40,000 megawatts of electricity, Asiodu