The Chief International Correspondent for CNN, Christian Amanpour yesterday made comparisons between Nigeria and the Super Bowl on her blog. Her opinions seemed to focus on the frequent power outage in the country for which Nigerians responded by sending her their individual reactions. Here is what was said on the blog:
“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.”