Lessons learnt from the modern unrest of the mid-eighteenth century to the mid-nineteenth century demonstrate that the insurgency was incompletely fuelled by the utilization of vitality to drive mechanical procedures. This induced the presentation of more powerful and proficient gadgets underway. The outcome was emotional increment in efficiency prompting a quicker pace of financial development and improvement including the prosperity of the general population. As observed by Stern (2003) vitality utilized per unit of financial yield has declined since the start of the nineteenth century, yet this is to an expansive degree because of a move in energy used from coordinate utilization of non-renewable energy sources, for example, coal to the utilization of higher quality fuels, and particularly electricity.
At the point when this move in the structure of energy utilized is considered, energy utilized and the level of financial action are observed to be decidedly associated. It ought to be noticed that since the approach of electricity in the generation lattice, financial improvement has been upheld by the utilization of neater and more proficient energy of which electric power is the best up until this point. The power sector in Nigeria before the change was to a great extent worked by an immense government restraining infrastructure. It turned into the normal element for most governments whether regular citizen or military to pledge more interests in the segment that would enhance execution and administration conveyance. In any case, these were more powerful in talk than in the genuine arrangement of the administration. Long haul disregard saw that this basic formative prerequisite was famished of ventures for more than 20 years.
Populace development, evaluated at right around 3% implied that the current limit of energy generation and transmission couldn’t adapt to the expanding request as the general public turned out to be more intricate and development endeavors were requiring greater power. The unsustainability of the procedure of energy arrangement demonstrate around then observed the requirement for a radical change program that will change the shape and extent of energy arrangement in Nigeria.