Recently, following the power failure that interrupted business at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, (MMIA), Lagos, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has apologised to Nigerians.
The power failure at the airport grounded activities for more than one hour before the battle to restore light in the ever busy airport was successful.
The state of power in the country is a source of concern to many. A Nigerian man posted on Facebook that there was enough solar irradiation to generate a significant amount of power.
He said: “There is enough solar irradiation in Nigeria for a land area of 3km by 3km full of Solar Photo-Voltaics to generate 500MW in each of the following twelve states: Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara, Katsina, Kaduna, Kano, Jigawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Yobe, Borno andPlateau – 6,000MW in all.”
He posted the following picture:
However, the federal government has promised to increase the power output by launching several power plant projects.