07 September 2021, 11am to 1pm (BST)
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About the webinar
The privatisation of Nigeria’s electricity sector has not resolved inefficiencies like legacy corruption, dysfunctional contract arrangements, inefficient transmission, and declining financial assets that have long plagued the sector. Small and medium enterprises (SMEs), accounting for 96% of businesses in Nigeria, are the most impacted by the insufficient electricity supply. In research jointly conducted by the Anti-Corruption Evidence (ACE) and the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), 35 SMEs in manufacturing clusters in South-East Nigeria (Nnewi, Aba and Onitsha) and Abuja were surveyed. About 80% of all respondents cited power supply as the greatest obstacle for their businesses, with over 40% reporting that power accounts for around 35% of their total costs. Our research finding suggests that resolving electricity constraints for this sector in the short-to-medium term portends a huge impact on the economy. This webinar aims to share the key findings of this research with electricity sector stakeholders and policymakers.