Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Amara Nwankpa



Frustrated by his country’s epileptic power supply, and tired of being mocked by his Ghanaian friends, Abuja-based ICT consultant Amara Nwankpa joined forces with other media-savvy Nigerians to set up Light Up Nigeria. It’s an online protest group advocating an urgent resolution to Nigeria’s chronic electricity problem – a situation now so bad that Nigeria was recently reported to have signed an agreement with neighbouring Cameroon to help provide the “giant of Africa” with electricity.

Light Up Nigeria is now a worldwide, online phenomenon with tens of thousands of supporters on Twitter and Face book who are helping to keep the issue of power supply at the top of the political agenda.

32-year-old Amara Nwankpa was recently associated with the youth debate group called What About Us?

Source: AfripopMag

1 comment:

jaynoire said...

Dear SanChi Media,

I feel very humbled when I look on your blog and see that I am amongst the celebrated Igbos in the world. Thank you. I also thank you for the time and energy you spend in finding us out. God bless.

I would like to say that I felt very energised when I read what you wrote about Amara Nwankpa. It made me feel- I am not alone in the campaign for Electricity in Nigeria.
I would appreciate if you could take a quick look at the articles I wrote- 'On Generator Related Deaths in Nigeria' 1&2.

http://poetsmusings.wordpress.com/2011/05/09/on-generator-related-deaths-in-nigeria-2/

... a tragic incident which wiped out members of my extended family in February 2011. As a poet, I had to do what I must, by writing articles and starting a campaign which was carried by media houses in Nigeria.

I hope we can keep this campaign going- with your hard work and that of Amara Nwankpa.

I look forward to hearing from you.

With warmest regards,

Chinwe Azubuike