Places With The Best Electricity Supply In Nigeria

Although, electricity supply is not top notch in Nigeria, there are still some places with exceptional supply. These are the top places in Nigeria with the best electricity access. They are known to enjoy between 22 to 24 hours nonstop access to energy. Feel free to visit any of these places whenever you want.

  • Ahmadiyya, Lagos: Ahmadiyya is the 3rd bus stop after Abule Egba bus stop in Lagos, along Abule Egba – Sango expressway. It is on both sides of the expressway. The indigents of this area are connected on a 33 KV line, an industrial power line. Ahmadiyya enjoys at least 22 hours uninterrupted power supply in a day. On an occasion that the supply is cut off, it is restored within 10 to 15 minutes. Interestingly, when occupants of other areas complain about unstable power, “Ahmadiyyans” never stop smiling and they incur no additional costs different from the normal bills.
  • Powerline, Osogbo: This is the first landing point after power leaves Egbin in Ikorodu, before moving up North and East. Power outage here never lasts up to 45mins before power is restored.
  • 1004 Estate at VI: They have dedicated power supply with mini substations fed from 33kV lines.
  • Bonny Island, Rivers state: Bonny Islands is located in Rivers state. The island is connected to NLNG power line and people who live there enjoy 24 hours non-stop access to electricity.

  • Christland in Ondo Town: FFF estate in Christland is one of those areas that enjoy quality supply. Occupants enjoy electricity for at least 23 hours 30 minutes in a day. Power outage does not last longer than 5 minutes. This is probably why getting accommodation there is difficult. Some houses even get paid for before completion due to the rush for the place.
  • Redemption camp: They have constant power supply and the power is generated right in the camp. There is a 10MW turbine that generates electricity. It is really a country on its own.
  • Ijede, Lagos: Ijede is located in Ikorodu area of Lagos state. Inhabitants of this area enjoy the advantage of being close to Egin power plant – one of the largest power generating plants in Nigeria. A guy testified, “My generator became useless when I moved here since December 2015. I only back up with my inverter for few minutes when the power goes off for 15 to 30 minutes.”
  • Ihovbor community: It is located in Edo state and its inhabitants enjoy nonstop lighting since the past administration built a powerful electricity generating turbine that serves as their source.
  • Aboh/Okpai in Ndokwa land: This is located in Delta state. They are connected to AGIP turbines which supply steady electricity, up to 22hours a day, to their host communities and surrounding villages.

Other places include:

  • Ogulagha Town in Delta state.
  • Ibasa off Ijegun, Lagos Island, Lagos.
  • Bamako Estate, Ojodu, Lagos.
  • Chinda, Port Harcourt, Rivers state.
  • Aliade, Benue state.
  • Ibeno in Akwa Ibom state.
  • Afaha Ube Itam, along Ikot Ekpene road, Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.
  • Ofatedo along Ede, Osun state.
  • Urua Ekpa, Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.
  • Abuja
  • Tinumola Estate, Osogbo, Osun state.
  • Oba’s Palace/Government House Axis of Benin City, Edo state.

Our Action Plan

The Problem

It is a well known fact that about 1.3 billion people are forced to live their lives in energy poverty across the globe. That is 17% of the global population living in the dark. This means that these people lack access to basic energy services. Access to energy, means access to education, communication, and income generating opportunities.

Life without electricity is almost unimaginable for some people. Electricity allows us to power the technology we use every day. Now close your eyes & imagine what your life would look like if you had no power or light in the evening or imagine not being able to turn on the central heating/cooling system in your home, use the toilet, preserve food in your fridge/freezer or have clean running water.

Even for most that are connected to the grid, the power supply is epileptic. Every year, thousands of families will experience power cuts due to natural disasters, bad weather or power line faults. A small storm that damages one power line can mean a power outage for hundreds of families and homeowners, causing total disruption in their daily routines.

A place where there is no electricity would suffer great underdevelopment. It sometimes takes a lot for some people to realise that without electricity it isn’t just internet and Wi-Fi that is affected, it also means no cash machines, no lifts, no power to keep the factories going, and no power to charge mobile phones. It is seen as the end of normality as we know it.

Our Solution

The sun is the most abundant and free energy source, when compared with the other alternative and renewable energy sources available for Africa. It’s abundant, sustainable and available everywhere. It’s a solution for everyone that lacks adequate power supply.

Clean, healthy and affordable energy is a basic right of every individual, regardless of the nationality or status; and we are of the opinion that no one should be left behind.

It is our vision to eradicate energy poverty by year 2030, and for every household to partake of clean, safe, sustainable and affordable energy. We want to create a world where there is little or no difference between the well-developed urban areas and the underdeveloped rural places.

We aim to transform the lives of people living in this penurious state by being their energy partner for life. This is why we are offering a line of quality conscious solar products that are built to last. With Salpha Energy Solar Solutions, everybody is able to tap into the sun and enjoy it’s full potential.

This is not a onetime thing; the plan is to ensure every person continuously upgrades their system over time to include the latest Salpha Energy solutions for their home, school, health center or business.


Across the globe, 1.2 billion people do not have access to electricity, with a very high percentage (57%) of such people being Africans. About 68% percent of these Africans live in sub-saharan Africa and this adds up to about 625 million people without power, according to the International Energy Agency. Cutting close to home, it is quite shocking to discover that only 45% of Nigeria’s population is currently connected to the national grid, yet regular supply is still restricted to just about 25% of the population. The question now is, why are 55% of Nigerians living off the grid? And on a larger scale, why do 1.2 billion people not have access to electricity?

Lack of electricity in most developing countries can be tied to endemic corruption on the parts of the leaders and policy makers, inconsistent government policies, non prioritization of electricity by the government and inadequate gas supply to thermal generation plants/transmission infrastructure. What those in these key positions do not know is that, lack of electricity is the major cause of the underdevelopment that has engulfed Africa.

Without stable power supply, systems cannot work as they should. Development projects, public and private investments cannot run and achieve their intended goals. Lack of electricity has its implications at all levels; from the simple household level to the national and international levels.


At the lowest level, which is the household level, a child that has access to stable electricity is productive in everything he does, and this gives him a fair chance at succeeding in all he does. This way, he is useful to his family, friends and society at large.


The flipside of scenario one is that, lack of electricity can make a child become a nuisance and if care is not taken, such child becomes a nonentity in the society.

There are several other consequences of lack of electricity and most man-made calamities in African countries can one way or another be linked to lack of electricity.

It is our objective at Salpha Energy to eradicate energy poverty, in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations. In doing this, we are offering easier access to clean energy by first reaching those at the end of the rope (off-grid) at very affordable costs, while educating them on this alternative; a sustainable source of energy, whose benefits are numerous. Our vision is to bridge the gap between the well-developed urban areas and the underdeveloped rural places. We are starting with those at the grassroots; the ones that are easily forgotten, the ones with no access whatsoever to energy. This is why we are introducing cheap and easy-to-use home appliances, so that even the poorest can afford them.

Every person or household is presently at one tier or another. We aim to ensure that every individual or household continuously upgrades to the next tier until everyone reaches the peak and enjoys the full potential of clean energy.

How To Cultivate Energy-Saving Habits

Energy efficiency helps keep more resources on earth longer. Cultivating energy saving habits helps you do more with less energy. When you use less energy, you save precious natural resources and cut down on pollution. On the long run, being energy efficient safeguards the planet by decreasing the overall demand for energy.

Below are some tips on how to save energy:

Turn off all lights and electronics when not in use

Switch off all computers, televisions, telephones, air conditioning units, lights, and other electronics when you’re not using them. This can help reduce your energy consumption and save you some money on the long run. Unplug electronics or appliances that you rarely use like an air conditioner in the guest room or the washing machine.


Switch all bulbs to energy saving bulbs

Change all your incandescent light bulbs to LED bulbs which are now widely spread and affordable. LED bulbs use up to 75% less energy than incandescent light bulbs and come in a various designs and capacities.


Use appliances efficiently at all times

Get the settings right on all your appliances and choose the appropriate modes that are energy efficient. For instance, some appliances have a power-save switch, you can always make use of this function. You should also be diligently observant when using your electronics, like double checking to see that the refrigerator/oven door is tightly sealed to retain its temperature.

Educate those around you on energy efficiency

The attitude of those around you is a vital component in saving energy. Keep your family, neighbours and workmates informed about energy-efficiency and recognize them for their support in energy saving. The more informed and educated they are on energy saving tips, the better for everyone.

Switch large appliances for smaller ones that still meet your needs

Large appliances are known to consume more energy than smaller ones, so it is advisable to stick to the the small ones that meet your need. For instance, you can switch a really big refrigerator for a small one that is still able to house all your consumables. Energy is saved and everyone is happy.


Reduce your reliance on appliances

You can cut down on your energy use by adjusting your daily activities. Look at each appliance in your home to determine if you really need it and if you’re using it to its full potential. If you decide that you are not using it to its full potential, give it out to someone who really needs it. You can also try doing some chores manually to help save some energy.