Assessment Performance of Public Utility in Nigeria: a Study of Nepa

9699 Words May 2nd, 2011 39 Pages
CHAPTER ONE

GENERAL INTRODUCTION

1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
Utility as defined by the oxford advanced learners dictionary is a service provided for the public. It is a service used by everyone.
Utility services covers a wide range of activity including electricity, water, transportation and Telecommunication. These services impact greatly on a country’s economic growth and the living standards of the people. They affect the ability of the local industries to produce products that can compete favourably on the international market.

The provision of these services in Nigeria as in many developing countries has been left in the hands of state owned i.e public enterprises. It was argued that in some cases, government is the only organ
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1.4 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
The importance of this study would be appreciated when one views the essential need of uninterrupted power supply for industrial and National development. The study will thus be of great need to correct the inefficiency in the sector, manifesting in incessant power outages, showing its performance and the need for more drastic reforms.

1.5 RESEARCH HYPOTHESES
In line with the objective of measuring the performance of the sector Vis-A- Vis Electricity Generation and Industrial Consumption; the following hypotheses in measurement, shall be adopted as a guide:
Ho1: Performance of NEPA is not a significant explainer of Industrial Development
H12: Performance of NEPA is a significant explainer of Industrial Development
Ho2: Electricity Generation is not a determinant of the level of Industrial Consumption
H12: Electricity Generation is a determinant of the level of Industrial Consumption

1.6 SCOPE AND LIMITATIONS OF THE STUDY
The work gives an evaluation to the performance of NEPA in Industrial
Development in
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