DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA
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This study concerns the examination of factors militating against adequate power supply in Nigeria. The researcher adopted the convenience sampling technique in selecting the public enterprises to be included in the study. A total of three hundred and eighteen (318) persons, were sampled from the public sector. The researcher used this number because it was not possible to use the entire Nigeria population for this research. Males and females, from ages of 20 years and above and from professional and non-professional Nigerian citizens were used. Those selected were administered a reliable and validated questionnaire to ascertain their opinion about factors responsible for inefficient and irregular power supply in Nigeria. Results of the study showed that the following contribute to the problems of energy supply in Nigeria:Rigid remote and immediate control, good management practices ,corruption, poor maintenance culture ,privatization ,non-settlement of electricity bill ,unbundling of the power section . Suggestions were made on how to ameliorate the problems.