The support for energy privatisation in Nigeria is not acceptable

July 23, 2015
Nigeria stop privatisation
Millions of pounds of UK aid money has been used to support the privatisation of Nigeria’s electricity system. The result has been a disaster with escalating energy prices, job losses and declining quality of services. PSI has joined Global Justice Now and UNISON in their campaign to stop this privatisation.

Sign the petition to ask development minister Grant Shapps to stop wasting UK aid money on this failed scheme.

Millions of pounds of UK aid money has been used to support the privatisation of Nigeria’s electricity system. It’s been a disaster: users have seen major price rises, over 10,000 workers have lost their jobs and the power supply has got worse not better.

Soon the Department for International Development will be taking a decision on whether to allocate more of our aid budget to support the project.

Research shows that democratically controlled energy systems such as energy co-operatives and municipal-run grids could be much more effective in meeting people’s energy needs in a sustainable way.

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