Meters are no longer to be paid for by customers – SAM AMADI, NERC

On Saturday, August 18, 2012, Spaces for Change (S4C), a human rights organization committed to promoting awareness of government policies and programs, and facilitating citizen engagement in policy and governance processes, hosted an E-Conference on Power Sector Reforms, featuring Dr. Sam Amadi, Chairman of the National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) as the lead discussant. This…

E- Conference on Nigeria’s Power Sector Reforms

Amid widespread reports of improvement in electricity supply across the country, the question on everybody’s lips is: “Are the power sector reforms yielding fruit already?”…”Will the improvement last, or is it merely induced by the high rainfall season which keeps Kainji and the Shiroro Dams generating output at optimum capacity?” …”How can citizens meaningfully engage,…

The National Conversation: Oil, Identity, Security and Self-Determination

SPACES FOR CHANGE’s forth-coming publication, The National Conversation: Oil, Identity, Security and Self-Determination is a must-read for local and international audiences interested in understanding the many problems currently afflicting Africa’s most populous nation.  Written in a conversation format, the report tells a compelling story of Nigeria, through the lenses of young Nigerian scholars and professionals,…

PIB: A HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

The Birth 0f the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) Nigeria is ranked Africa’s number 1 and ranked number 12th globally among oil-producing countries [in barrels per day], according to 2011 statistics by the United States Energy Information Administration[1]. Despite being among the world’s top oil producers, Nigeria’s oil and gas industry has been plagued by institutionalized…