Recently, while watching a TV programme, I saw a man being gifted an electric bike in a raffle draw, while I was pretty excited for him, I couldn’t help but wonder how weird this gift was considering the power situation in Nigeria.
So began the foray of various scenarios in my head:
Imagine if he was on 3rd mainland bridge and the battery got low while in dense traffic. Is this not gbege liadis?
How about when he wants to recharge? There ain’t no charging station for that purpose in this country! Even if there was, the epileptic power issues will pose a serious problem.
Just imagine how his electricity bill will triple once he constantly charges it.
What of when this electric bike needs maintenance and he takes it to the mechanic? Considering some of these roadside mechanics don’t even know how to repair ordinary Volkswagen’s Beetle how will they maintain his precious bike? Ha!
Okay, let’s assume he decides to sell it off – because cash flow – who will buy it from him? That thing will tey in his hands o.
Remember, when a certain senator proposed a bill to import electric vehicles into the country and was laughed out of senate? Yeah, well, he gave his constituents and a patron of his cinema, who was lucky enough to win the raffle draw, this motorcycle. Who is laughing last now?