The Effects of Epileptic Power Supply on Socio-Economic Development in Nigeria


Kingsley C.  Nnorom

Department of Sociology

Federal University, Wukari

Taraba State, Nigeria.



Noah L. Abanyam

Department of Sociology

Taraba  State University, Jalingo

Taraba State, Nigeria




This study investigated the effects of epileptic power supply on socio-economic development in Nigeria. Marxist conflict theoretical perspective was used in analyzing the study. Unreliable and unavailable energy was identified as a major problem affecting socio-economic growth and development in Nigeria. Lack of improvement in the energy sector has hampered decades of growth and development and has equally, caused socio-economic problems such as unemployment and economic recessions in Nigeria.  Electric infrastructure (equipment) such as the transmission and distribution networks should be rehabilitated in order to be robust and flexible enough to accommodate the growing demand for stable and reliable power supply. Moreover, security agencies should be on the highest level of alert to monitor the activities of some of the criminal elements or militant groups that vandalize and damage electric facilities. It was concluded that steady power supply is the responsibility of both the government and members of the society. Therefore, government should provide steady power supply and ensure the maintenance of electricity infrastructure while members of the public should ensure their safety by monitoring and giving information to security agents.


Keywords:      Epileptic, Power Supply, Socio-economic Development, Marxist Conflict Perspective.

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