Prioritizing Functional Infrastructure Facilities for Sustainable Privatisation of Electricity Service Delivery In Nigeria

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International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science (IJRISS) | Volume IV, Issue VIII, August 2020 | ISSN 2454–6186

Prioritizing Functional Infrastructure Facilities for Sustainable Privatisation of Electricity Service Delivery In Nigeria

Olamide, Eniola, Victor (PhD)1*, Daramola, Joshua, Olusola2 and Adebayo Abimbola, A3

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1, & 2, Urban and Regional Planning Department, 3Architectural Technology Department,
The Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria
* Corresponding Author

Abstract:
Background And Objectives: Actualizing constant supply of electricity is the desire of every nation as it facilitates economic development and national growth, some nations had gone the way of privatisation The privatisation of the power sector had been the strategy embarked upon across the globe aiming at finding probable last solution to the menace of incessant power failure most especially in the developing nations which is detrimental to their economic development. The consideration for adequate functioning of electrical infrastructure facilities before the full privatisation of the power sector as fundamental to effective electricity service delivery is the main focus of this study as it applies to Nigeria.
The paper stresses that the poor functional condition of these electrical facilities was one of the causes of the poor performance of electricity service delivery after privatisation. Hence, the paper opined that the functional condition of these electrical infrastructure facilities ought to have been put into consideration before embarking on the privatisation of electricity service delivery.
Methods: The study draws its information from the extant publications on infrastructure facilities that are relevant to the case study. The study adopted on the spot observation and assessment of facilities in the study area. The electrical facilities considered in this study were the distribution transformer, electric poles, and electric wire and cables. Tertiary data were also made use.
Finding: The study based on the findings from the literature recommended that the policymakers, decision-makers, relevant government officials, and all concerned stakeholders should go back to the roundtable and hold an in-depth, thoughtful deliberation that will factor in the consideration for the indispensability of electrical infrastructure facilities to successful privatisation of power sector.
Conclusion: Conclusively, figure 4,5,6,7, and 8 gave the visual condition of the electrical facilities state. Hence, prioritising these facilities before privatisation is imperative.

Keywords: Distribution Transformer; Electric poles; Power sector; wire and cables.