What to do when in a Bad Mood While at Work

There is this popular cliche that “every day is not Christmas”. This resonates the fact there are good days and there are bad days. Some days, we get to smile and laugh and joke around. But on some other day, the reverse is the case. And while we might have enough to spend on some days, we might not other days. And yes, this one fact determines how things run quite a lot. So, on very bad days, how do we get to control ourselves and prevent an outburst? And, especially on the days when you get to go to work and mingle with people. Now, this is something that needs addressing.

But first, it is very important to always nip in the bud any arising bad mood swing. And that is, by first locating the root cause of the foul mood. Without any doubt, the ultimate cause of bad mood and mood swings is when one is having a bad day due to certain inconveniences and hurdles. So say, you are self-employed and you are hoping to meet a deadline. But then, your meter ran out of power just as soon as you started working. You get off to renew it but your car is out of fuel. So, you get a cab only to be stuck in traffic. Now, for anyone, this is terribly bad and it can swing a bad mood. Worse still, wanting to call someone direly to find that your airtime is out and over can be very discouraging.

Now, there is an easy way out of this inconveniences that sour one’s mood. And that is VTpass. VTpass is an online payment platform that guarantees you absolute convenience with regards to the payments of your bills. Right in your home or office, you can, at any time, make payments for your everyday bills. And VTpass is very quick too. You make payment in three easy steps (-Log on -Select -Pay) and you get your service. Just like that. Talk about settling your electricity bills, TV subscription, airtime and data quickly, VTpass is one sure way.

So, since you will be logging on to www.vtpass.com or using the VTpass app which is on Google Play Store. You might not necessarily need or have a bad mood. But all the same, let us see just you can deal with a bad mood while at work.

ADMIT

You first need to see through you and admit that you are in a bad mood and admit it before doing anything about it.

KEEP TO YOURSELF

Really, this is the safest way to dealing with a bad mood while at work. Pretend you are neck deep in work and don’t say too much to anyone. They would not know of your sour mood. And you would definitely not hurt anyone if you keep to yourself.

GET TO WORK ALREADY

Have you been procrastinating a particular task? Well, you have a bad mood and you need to exhaust yourself. So, get down to the real task and do it.

MUSIC

Music is the food of the soul and evidently the medicine for a bad mood too. So, plug in your ears and move your legs to your favourite vibes.

bad moodYOU CAN STILL LAUGH

Even in a bad mood, laughter is not quite far-fetched from us. So, why not look inward or outward for that humorous thing and go on to have a good laugh?

FACE IT HEAD-ON

Still, the best way to quell a bad mood is to face it head-on Whatever the crisis may be, look it in the face and address it squarely. When you successfully get rid of it, you will be better for it.

But why not altogether prevent a bad mood by preventing those slight inconveniences that get to you? With VTpass, you can wriggle your way out of any such bad mood by getting the convenience you deserve. Pay your bills with convenience. Log on to www.vtpass.com or download the VTpass app now.

 

DISTANT RELATIONSHIP: HOW TO KEEP IT GOING

Even more than any other month, February always seems to emit an aura of love and affection. So, it is not unlikely to hear more about relationships this month than in any other month. But while it can be quite a norm to address normal relationships within normal ranges. Other relationship types that might not fall within the “normal” are worth recognising too. In this sense, long distance relationships should be on note. The popular belief basically is that relationships across long distances have a very slim chance of working out well. And yes, this can be very true. However, long-distance relationships also have prospects for longevity when the partners in question adhere to certain conditions.

So, in this turn, here are tips on how to keep a long distance relationship going.

Talk

Take it or leave it, the most important tip in keeping a distant relationship is talking. This is the only weaponry faraway lovers have in bonding. Usually, there is a lot to talk about, it only takes the patient ones to find the right conversations and delve deep. You can talk about your goals, the ground rules you need to observe, serious things, playful things. You can also make reference to your adventures, your emotions, your expectations…

Really, going on to talk about anything and everything; to greet each other good morning and good night will definitely avoid any sort of miscommunication. And it will give room to more closeness.

VTpass, an online payment platform, provides just the right atmosphere for your conversations to lengthen and grow. Through VTpass, you can easily buy your airtime and data for your voice calls, video calls and social media chats. By logging on to www.vtpass.com or downloading the VTpass mobile app on Google Play Store, you can conveniently buy yourself a time with your distant lover in just three easy steps.

Log On

Select

Pay

Trust

Also, the vital key to a long distance relationship is trust. Partners in two exclusive places must be able to trust each other to remain faithful. Jealousy, strife, insecurities, these are the fastest way to quell a relationship. So they are best avoided.

Treats

Who says faraway couples can’t give themselves beautiful treats? So, your partner lives far away alright? But there really ain’t a place we can’t get to in this world. SO, why not take the time once in a while to visit each other. And then make the best of the time doing what you both enjoy. Also, you can stay afar off and still have fun. Delivery, online shopping, digital gifts, all these can spice your relationship

Truth

So yes, everyone thinks it’s good to be open in a relationship, right? Well, in a long distance relationship, the level of openness has to double. Because you are afar off, every shred of information must pass round between the two couples all the time.

Tricks

It is not really a great idea to be playing games in a long distance relationship. But it is not equally a bad idea if you spring up surprises on each other, play pranks and make things fun. Online games

The Train

Honestly, long distance ain’t really the ideal thing. So, as soon as it can be over with, then you should get it over with. So, two couples in love should as much as possible keep looking at the train and be eager to go home.

In more ways than one, VTpass makes any relationship, especially the long-distance relationships very tolerable. Through the convenience offered in paying bills and making everyday services accessible to everyone. By logging on to www.vtpass.com or downloading the VTpass mobile app for Android, you can make payment for your data and airtime in the easiest way possible. Why not come aboard today to keep your relationship alive.

CHELSEA AND BARCELONA FACEOFF

Now and always, the UEFA League brings together clubs from various parts of the world in drilling matches. And this year’s matches have been no exception. As for more reasons than one, the matches have they been quite spectacular. Also, having several clubs from several other leagues play on the same field is nothing short of thrilling. But there is really nothing like having an English club play against a Spanish club. Well, this is what is about to go down today in today’s match. But the teams playing are no mere English or Spanish clubs. They are top contenders in their various leagues. In no plain words, we are talking about the Chelsea-Barcelona face-off that is happening live today. Just by paying attention to the build-up before the match, it is easy to tell just how spectacular it would be.

Now, you wouldn’t want to miss this match for any reason in the world. But then, things happen. You go to work and come home to find that your TV subscription has not been renewed. Or maybe you are caught in traffic. And you somehow tried to renew your data subscription just to stream the match, but the network is killing. Worse still, you are already in the middle of the match, and your data or TV subscription expires. Now, this can be some sore eyes situation.

Well, you do not have to worry about this anymore. With VTpass, you can successfully watch the Chelsea vs. Barcelona match without any hiccups. This is because VTpass makes it so very convenient to renew your TV subscription, electricity bills, airtime and data. In three easy, quick steps, you can get to make the match really accessible to you. All you need do is log on, select and pay.

And yes, VTpass is less susceptible to the glitches of bad technological services. So, you can be sure that today’s battle between these two top contenders will be in the palm of your hands. So, go on and log on to www.vtpass.com or download the VTpass app on Google Play Store and renew your data or TV  subscription.

HAVING A DIGITAL VALENTINE WITH VTPASS

The Valentine season is well on the way. In fact, it is right around the corner. So, many are already thinking about how to spend the season well enough. And then, a few others are thinking of whom to spend the season with. Since Valentine is a once in a year thingy, it is good enough to spend hours thinking about how to make the moment memorable for your loved ones. We at VTpass cherish everything about love so that this season has come to be so special for us. Just as it is for you. So, you want to tell us how you are going to spend the Valentine season? Then, feel free to reach us on any of our social media handles. Follow us on Twitter @vtpass or on Instagram @vtpass. You can also like the VTpass page on Facebook. Indeed, we would like to hear from you.

Now, many things can spoil a Val occasion. Imagine, being very distant from the person you are meant to spend the day with. Or you suddenly have an urgent business to attend that day. And so, you can’t simply have yourself standing in front of your Val’s door, grinning widely, holding flowers. And then, there is the fact that you and your Val are not in good terms. Ok, we’ve got to admit. Some people don’t even have a To-be-Val.

Well, they don’t call us VTpass for just anything. VTpass are passionate about relationships and for this Valentine, we are very much bent on making everyone have a great time. So, you think your Valentine might not turn out well because of distance or any such reason? Why not switch over to a digital Valentine?

What’s a Digital Valentine?

With a digital Valentine, you do not need to meet your partner physically before showing your love or giving out a Valentine present. You can send a wonderful Valentine’s gift with VTpass. VTpass, an online payment platform that helps to make payments for everyday bills an ease, is going to make Valentine just as easy. When you log on to www.vtpass.com or download the VTpass app on Google Play Store, you get a chance to celebrate Valentine digitally.

HOW?

What better gift to give those around you than settle their bills and have their expenses off their necks for a while? Well, VTpass can make this happen IN THREE EASY STEPS. All you need do is

Log on to www.vtpass.com

Select what you want to pay for and the details of who you want to pay to

Pay with your card or wallet.

It’s as easy as this. With VTpass, you can settle your partner’s electricity bills, airtime, data, cable TV subscriptions and so on. So, your partner is far away? Well, here is just how to surprise them. And then, you don’t have a Val? You can send out a sweet invitation to someone you love via VTpass. The digital Valentine is underway. Why don’t you get at it now by logging on to www.vtpass.com or downloading the VTpass app on Google Play Store? Remember, love is better expressed without words.

How to Beat the Monday Blues

In all considerations, Monday signals a great day, a day when employees and employers alike can start work afresh. After a restful weekend, most people get the chance to start the week on a very high note. This makes Mondays one of the most productive days of the week. But as wonderful as Monday may be, nothing stops the drudge of the slow and steady weekend from creeping into a boisterous Monday. Often times, most people are usually anxious about the week. They cannot seem to keep their eyes open while working. And if they can manage from keeping drowsy, they are most times finding it difficult to perform tasks. This is the Monday Blues. So, how can you manage to beat the Monday Blues and stay ahead of your everyday work life?

First off, have you heard of the one online platform where you get to make payments for your everyday bills the easy way? On this platform, you can settle your MTN, GLO, AIRTEL, 9MOBILE airtime and data recharges. You can also pay your electricity bills as well as your Dstv, GOtv and Startimes subscriptions. Inevitably, what this does is reduce your workload every day as well as take away the drudge on a Monday morning. VTpass is this online platform and just by logging on to www.vtpass.com, you can get the opportunity to control your bill payments, movements and work life. But then, there is still the Monday blues to deal with. How do you work your way around that?

Here are ten ways to do just that.

Let the weekend be your weekend

That the week stops on a Friday is a widely conventional phenomenon. Everybody knows that. But for some people, it just doesn’t work that way. The weekend is just as good for work as the week. During the weekend, they go on to open office emails, work late nights and they do not move an inch from their work devices. Eventually, when Monday comes, they can’t help but feel they was no weekend, to start with. And because of this, they end up dreading Mondays and getting tired during the week.

Get excited about Monday on Sunday

There is a way Sunday dampens your interest for Monday. You are nearly used to staying at home half naked, crossing your legs and watching the TV. Or maybe you are the outgoing type always finding a new place to visit on Sundays. Now, quitting all that to sit at an office on Monday or going back to your personal duty can be very heartbreaking. So, the best bet out of this is to start getting really enthusiastic about Monday on Sunday. You can think of those things you love to do at work. You can make a call to one of your colleagues and talk about the exciting thing Monday holds. In essence, something about work should excite you enough to get you ready for Monday.

Sleep

Monday blues are usually consequences of your weekend hangovers. You can’t expect to have less sleep and do more work. What you need to do is change this lifestyle and start getting enough sleep.

Feel Good

Really, when you are in your best dress on Monday, feeling like you are on top of the world, no amount of Monday blues is enough to get you down. So you want to be good on Monday, then feel good first.

Be the best buddy of all

You want to make your Monday turn out great, then you have to make other people’s Mondays work out well too. When you get to work, be sure to put a smile on other people’s face. It will do a lot to brighten up your own day.

Breezy Monday

Ok, taken, Mondays are usually busy days. But is there no way you can keep your Monday light? Completing your tasks quickly will help make you feel great. And great is how you need to feel for the rest of the week.

Make After-work Fun

Really, Monday has been so made into a work thing that we forget that apart from 9-5, there are still other hours in the day. The thing is when we do realise that there is more to Monday than 9-5, we begin to want to make our 9-5 count. So, begin to make plans for after work on Monday. Visit a friend, have a nice church gathering. Go out to some quiet place and have yourself a nice meal with someone you love.

If it persists, ask yourself what you need to do about it

Now, for some, their Monday blues is a persistent thing. It happens virtually everytime. This is the point where you need to ask yourself what you need to do to make your Mondays better.

Whatever the case, VTpass makes every Monday bearable. By logging on to www.vtpass.com, you get to pay your bills in the fastest way possible. You can make payments for your airtime, data, electricity bills and tv subscriptions in just three easy steps with www.vtpass.com. Or better still, you can download the VTpass mobile app on Google Play Store and make your Mondays even more fun.

NEW CHANNELS ON GOTV MAX

On October 1st, 2017, Multichoice launched a new kind of package to go along with many packages they have. Gotv Max, the new unveiled package or bundle promises a lot of better channels for a paltry sum of #3800. So, with the new exciting channels on Gotv Max, you can recline in comfort and have a nice TV time. What’s more, you can be all the more comfortable when you do not have to travel miles to pay your bills. And this is very much possible with VTpass on your hands. VTpass makes it possible for you to pay your online bills with ease and convenience through www.vtpass.com. So that by logging on to this site, you get to make payments for your DStv, GOtv, Startimes subscriptios=ns. Also, you can settle your electricity bills, pay for your airtime and data right on this platform.

And good enough, you can now download the VTpass mobile app for Android on Google Play Store. This helps for more easier and faster transactions. Now, you are on the Gotv Max package, what exciting channels might you as well be missing out on?

Discovery Family

Discovery Family is the channel for every member of the family whatever the time of the day. So, it tells tales of big cats, cute pets, outrageous experiments and family stories.

Fashion One

Fashion One has a lot to offer the fashionable, stylish and sophisticated audience. For one, there are contents covering the latest entertainment gist, lifestyle news and events. Spice Tv is yet another lifestyle channel.

Super Sports

Now, on Gotv Max, you have access to all and any of the super sports channels available. And this includes Supersports Blitz, Supersports Select, Supersports select 1, Supersports Select 2, Supersports Select 3, and Supersports Select 4.

Jim Jam

The kids have the opportunity to a whole lot more fun with Disney Junior and Jim Jam.

Planet Radio TV

And for the music hippies, there are a whole lot of music channels to stay down on. Soundcity TV, Afro Music English and Planet Radio TV are only but a few.

News Platforms

On Govt Max, you find various local and international news platforms like CNN, Al Jeezera, BBC and the likes.

Also, entertainment and movie channels are very much replete on the Gotv Max package. So, you can treat yourself to all of the fun you need. And to renew your TV subscription as fast as possible, all you have to log on to www.vtpass.com. Also, you can download the VTpass mobile app which is available on Google Play Store.

 

 

BE YOUR OWN BOSS WITH VTPASS

Most often, one’s greatest fulfilment comes from earning a living from doing something one loves. But honestly, nothing can be more fulfilling than owning what you do and making a living from it. Indeed, there is nothing like being your own boss. However, being an entrepreneur is not as easy as it appears. It takes a lot of money, grit, and skills. So, a whole lot of people still settle for paid jobs because they do not have the means to start up a business. This would have been quite an excuse. But then, there are now many opportunities that afford one the opportunity to own a business and earn a passive income. One of such opportunities is the VTpass Happy Earner Program.

VTpass, being an online payment platform, is on the fore when it comes to paying and settling everyday bills for anyone. Through www.vtpass.com, you can pay for your tv subscriptions, electricity bills, airtime and data. However, more than this, we thrive on developing networks and building a strong relationship with customers that span wide. In this right, we are very interested in contributing to the sustainability of our customers. This is why we set up the various avenues through which a customer can partner with us in owning a veritable venture for his/herself. And of course, in the long run, we hope to influence the profit margin of every one of our customers and partners.

So, you want to enlist with us and be your own boss. Well, here are your chances to do just that

  1. Being a Terminal Agent

By being one of VTpass’ terminal agents, you get to be able to resell our services to the general public around you. And you get a sustainable, fair enough commission for doing just this. Now, you do not have to sit in an office or attend to people from over the counter. You can be anywhere. All you need is to resell our services, airtime, data, electricity bills and TV subscriptions to those in your environs. And the commission for every single transaction you is automatically added to your VTpass wallet. You can withdraw your money from this wallet at any time.

2. Being an Affiliate Partner

To be an affiliate partner, you need to have a website or any such online content in your name. This is so we can place a banner or link on this website that gives users or visitors access to our services. Now, any single transaction performed through your platform will ensure you a commission. So, you can be a blogger or own a personal business website and still earn some passive income.

3. Placing a Widget on your website

Now,  through a widget, people can equally buy and pay for bills directly on your website. You can choose to create a page for this purpose or put it on the sidebar. Any which way, you earn a good commission for every transaction.

4. Referring a Friend

You do not have the will or access to any of the above? Why not just refer a friend to the site? Because for every transaction your referred friend performs, you get your own percents. So, without hassle, you can as well be your own boss, set your own hours and dream further.

You think this is awesome? Why not stop thinking, act now.

How to Start

1. Register on the website

2. Login

3. Visit the earnings page or click the button below

Start Now

WHAT VTPASS PROMISES FOR THE NEW YEAR

With a lot of Eureka and a whole lot more of cold climate, the new year ushered in itself yesterday. And needless to say, quite a number of us were more than glad to welcome the new year. So, before anything else, VTpass wishes everyone a happy new year. There is nothing like stepping into newness and beginning afresh. And for those who have been savouring the convenience VTpass offers, it’s just the continuation of goodness. And for those new to the goodness VTpass has to offer, it really is the beginning of great things.

Well, VTpass is an online website that holds the key to convenience when it comes to paying your everyday bills. It’s good enough to take up time and energy to go pay your electricity bill or renew your tv subscription. But wouldn’t it be just great if you can pay your bills right where you are, in your home or office? And you get your service delivered to you in the nick of time. Well, this is what www.vtpass.com offers- a veritable way of paying your bills with convenience and speed. You can log on to www.vtpass.com and pay your electricity bills as well as your tv subscription. You can also buy your airtime and data and so many more.

This is a great access point for many, old and young. But with a service this good, it’s inevitable to have hitches and downtimes here and there. And while we helped many get past the hurdles of paying bills, several complaints also trailed our service rendering in the year 2017. And being a customer-savvy company, we will agreeably lay claim and apologise for any sort of dissatisfaction any of our customers experienced.

But then, 2017 is gone and 2018 is right here on our doorstep. As an organisation, we are pricing ourselves to tighten several knots and fill up looped corners. In essence, we promise better things and a better service this year. And we are in many ways inclined to share our promises with you, our customer and life support.

Service

Image result for offerfing service through the laptopIt’s easy to get put off when you want to pay for service, and some errors take the place of a well-pronounced page. And although we can attribute this to a lot of external factors. We do acknowledge our part in this just as we recognise the urgency this arising issue requires. In light of this, we do promise that all hands will be on deck to attend to the issues of service errors and delays.

Reliability

Image result for business handshakeIt takes quite a bold leap to trust your payment affairs to an external body. But when it comes to VTpass, you should know that you can put trust on a sail and watch it come back to you unaffected. You can trust us with your resources. And this includes your time and money. We are a reliable brand solely up for the payment of your everyday bills with ease and speed.

Support

Image result for customer careAttending to the complaints of a whole lot of people can be quite overwhelming. But at VTpass, we manage to work around this and touch the arising matters of as many as reach out to us. You think we have not done enough? Well, you should be on guard because, this year, we promise to offer 100% support for our customers.

In all, using www.vtpass.com is sure to be one of a pleasant experience this year. So, you can log on to www.vtpass.com to pay your electric bills, tv subscriptions, Mtn, Glo, Airtel, 9mobile airtime and data. And you will be sure to get the right value at the right time.

Christmas Preparations: The Eleventh Hour

It will be quite an understatement to say that Christmas is very near. Because it is in fact here already. Just a few days more and Christmas would be knocking on everyone’s door. But of course, you are not just realising this, right? So, the fact that you are checking up on this must mean that one way or the other, you got too busy to fix Christmas into your schedule. And now, you have to hurry up to make Christmas preparations at the very eleventh hour.

Well, this is nothing to worry about. With the tips below, you will be able to get around to a wonderful Christmas celebration.

So, Christmas is coming just as fast as you need to settle those expenses on your neck. You can jostle between the two well enough with www.vtpass.com. VTpass is an online payment platform that allows you to make payments for your everyday bills. You can pay for your airtime, data, tv subscriptions and even electricity bills. Really, we got your back when it comes to bill payments. So, you can go on and make your final Christmas preparations.

Here are few tips that can help you make that happen:

Surface Cleaning

Image result for surface cleaningNow, you are going to have an eleventh-hour Christmas celebration so you can’t afford to have your house all dirty and looking like a pig sty. But then, you don’t have all the time in the world to scrub everywhere clean. Well, you have two options in this case. You can either choose to delegate the cleaning of your house to some cleaning company or you can do a surface cleaning. This is more like doing a rub and shine. So that while you do not clean everywhere till they squeak, you can do a little work here and there to make sure your house looks homely and neat.

Group Work

Image result for preparing for Christmas as a groupFirst off, since it’s already the eleventh hour, then you can’t do it on your own. You have to work with everybody in the family. This is to ensure that everyone’s needs and preferences are put into consideration. Again, you should delegate responsibilities to the people around you. While you do one thing, they can help out in taking care of other things. So yes, for last minute Christmas preparations, you may not have the time to do a secret party or throw some elaborate surprise. But then, better late than never, right?

 Easy-to-Cook

Image result for looking at a cookbookNow, a late Christmas preparation isn’t usually the time to start digging out a very complicated recipe. Rather, do try to pick a menu option with an easier and lesser recipe. In fact, choose the very basic of all meals. But then, it must still complement the spirit of the season. So, for instance, you can bake a plain or fruitcake, and then, you can prepare pasta or rice with a very tasty meat sauce. There, you have a Christmas meal.

Priceless Gifts

Image result for woman wrapping gift for ChristmasYou know, when it comes to gifts and all, there is an advantage to thinking them much later. And the advantage to this is that you get to pick the right ones. There is some sort of anxiety that comes with trying to choose the right present to give to your loved ones. Most times, you eventually go all out to buy a lot of things but most of these things don’t come in handy in the long run. But when you get to choose under pressure, you apparently don’t worry picking the things that seem nice to you. You just worry about being able to give your family and friends something appreciable. And then quite surprisingly, what you feel is very trivial to them would eventually turn out to be something they have always wanted from someone else.

So, you don’t have to worry about how late you get the gifts. You just have to make whatever you get for your loved ones look and feel really special. And talking about special, do not forget to wrap the gifts as soon as you get them. You don’t want anyone peeping on them, do you?

Music

Related imageMusic, in general, manages to make anything come alive. Use this to your advantage during your Christmas preparations and after. Play your favourite songs and turn up the volume of your stereo. And then dance away with your family. This tunes up your festive spirit and makes your Christmas worth celebrating.

Be Happy

Image result for a happy family during ChristmasThis is the real deal. No one, no season, nothing can make you happy except yourself. So if you want to get in tune with the festive season; if you want to crown your Christmas celebration. Then, you have to be happy. Eat, drink and be merry. Invite your friends and go out with a smiling face. And then, no matter what happens this Christmas, don’t let it get you down.

So, while you are out there living Christmas, do make sure to settle your expenses the easy way. With VTpass, you can make this happen. Simply log on to www.vtpass.com and you get to pay for your MTN, AIRTEL,9MOBILE, GLO airtime and data. And you can also pay your electricity bills as well as your GOTV, DSTV and STARTIMES subscriptions. And you know the most interesting part, you can pay your bills anywhere and at any time. So, what this means is that you can as well pay your bills conveniently during the Christmas and New Year holiday. Log on to www.vtpass.com now for a better way to pay your bills.

WAYBACK: History of Electricity in Nigeria

It is somewhat difficult to imagine a time without electricity in Nigeria. This is not to say we have a stable power hold. But, electricity is quite something that has found a place in nearly every home. And there have quite been a lot of changes in the power sector. These changes have in so many ways affected power supply in various capacities. Again, one thing that has changed over time is the payment method. Away from the manual methods of payment that characterised the yesteryears, there are now automatic ways of paying. So that, you can now pay your electricity bills from the comfort of your space and speedily too. One sure way to do this is by logging on to www.vtpass.com. VTpass lets you pay your electricity bills as well as for other daily services in just three easy steps.

So, what’s the history of electricity in Nigeria? Just how and when did we begin to have our lights shining?

We didn’t begin to generate electricity on our own. It was a development wrought at the hands of the British colonial rulers in 1896. The first power plant, was at their behest, set up in Lagos.But then, we weren’t at all ready to have them run the show just they were not ready to as well. So in 1929, electricity generation activities kicked off in full with the creation of the Nigeria Electricity Supply Company (NESCO). Alongside the Public Works Department, they had a mandate to build power plants across. This led to the construction of a hydroelectric power station at Kuru, Jos.

But then, only government officials and houses had access to electricity. However, this was to change when the newly formed Electricity Corporation of Nigeria (ECN) gave the instruction that electricity should be provided for any and all Nigerians who could afford it. This was in 1952. This led to the construction of a 132KV line linking Ijora Power Station and Ibadan Power station. Furthermore, the Niger Dams Authority, established in 1962, went on to open our eyes to the possibility of deriving power from water (hydropower transmission). And this was the beginning of a golden period in Nigeria. But this golden era was not without the amalgamation of NDA and ECN to form the National Electric Power Authority (NEPA).

So, this golden period lasted all through the 1970s to the 1980s. We can say this was due to the fact that the rural areas saw no need for electricity and did not press for it. So, there were enough watts to go round. But this was set to change when the power sector started experiencing a decline in maintenance. And coupled with the fact that more people demanded electricity, the good days of good electricity faded. By 2000, power supply dropped to as low as 1,500 megawatts.

Olusegun Obasanjo, in his time, put in quite some effort to change this trend when he came up with the National Electric Power Policy in 2001. This was led to the creation of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN). This administration also came up with the Presidential Action Committee on Power. On and on, other administrations like the GEJ administration, have come up with several other corporations.

On the 1st of November 2013, the existing GENCOS and DISCOS were privatised and a bulk of the administration was handed over to private companies.

Really, it is evident that Nigeria has come a long way when it comes to electricity. And although we are not totally yet at that stage of total illumination, we can say we are getting there. Also, when it comes to paying your electricity bills, there is now an easier and more convenient way. And this is through VTpass. VTpass offers a convenient way of paying everyday services like airtime, data, electricity bills and tv subscriptions. Log on now to www.vtpass.com to make easy, fast payments for your electricity bills.