Publication: Nigeria - Public and Private Electricity Provision as a Barrier to Manufacturing Competitiveness
High production costs in Nigeria result in large measure from poor public provision of electricity. This requires 97 percent of firms to depend on privately-provided power for 67 percent of the time to generate electricity costing 2.42 times more than would have been paid with reliable public provision. This clearly puts Nigerian firms at a competitive disadvantage compared with Ghanaian, let alone Asian firms. Nigerian firms are right to consider infrastructure, particularly the cost of electricity, as their biggest business problem.
“Tyler, Gerald. 2002. Nigeria - Public and Private Electricity Provision as a Barrier to Manufacturing Competitiveness. Africa Region Findings & Good Practice Infobriefs; No. 221. © World Bank, Washington, DC. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/entities/publication/0ebafb31-09f3-57ad-9a5e-543b7ac5ec6d License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”