When I saw this post on CNN I couldn’t help but re-blog it. Guess Amanpour really wants President Jonathan to understand that the international community is aware that the situation in the power sector hasn’t improved like he boasted in his last interview on CNN.
The questions on my mind are, is this really true about us? How long are we going to condone this and more? Can we host the Super Bowl?
I can’t help laughing at the last question…..
Check this out!
While American waited 35 minutes for the Super Bowl’s lights to come on, Nigerians just chuckled.
They know all too well the problem of power outages: Nigeria has been plagued by rolling blackouts that last hours, sometimes even days.
So as the television audience worldwide waited for the power to come back on, Nigerians took to social media with wit.
“Power outage at the Super Bowl on Sunday. Suddenly, Nigeria doesn’t look as dark anymore,” tweeted one Nigerian.
“If they had the Super Bowl in Nigeria, the power coming back on would be the real surprise,” another tweeted.
Nigeria’s president, Goodluck Jonathan, recently told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour that his country’s electrical woes have been improving.
“That is one area that Nigerians are quite pleased with the government, that commitment to improve power. It’s working,” President Jonathan told the president.
Many Nigerian viewers tweeted messages to Christiane Amanpour to express their continued frustrations about having to rely on back-up generators for power.
In the video above, you can watch an “Open Mic” series CNN conducted after Amanpour’s interview with President Jonathan. We left a microphone in a public place and recorded Nigerians expressing their frustrations with their notoriously unreliable power supply.
- If you missed it: Excerpts from Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s interview with Christiane Amanpour on CCN (mablizzyofficial.com)
- Power: Nigerians are pleased with my govt – Jonathan (vanguardngr.com)