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NERC Annual Essay Competition For SS2 Students 2021

The NERC Annual Essay Competition is here! This competition is open to ONLY SS2 students in Nigeria. Entries are open to eligible and interested students in senior secondary 2 in Nigerian secondary schools (both public and private).

Topic: “Electricity Theft and its implications for the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI)”

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission is an independent body, established by the Electric Power Sector Reform Act of 2005 to undertake technical and economic regulation of the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry. The Commission is to, among others license operators, determine operating codes and standards, establish customer rights and obligations, and set cost-reflective industry tariffs. The Commission has its headquarters in Abuja and has currently six zonal offices in the six geopolitical zones of the country.


  • Interested SS2 students should write an essay of not less than 450 words and not more than 500 words, on the

The submission of entries continues till 23rd August 2021.

Fantastic prizes to be won by:

FIRST Position

SECOND Position

THIRD Position

And lots of consolation prizes for other participants too!

How to apply for NERC Annual Essay Competition

The essay can be submitted by email to electricitychallenge@nerc.gov.ng OR in an A4 envelop properly sealed and addressed as follows:

2021 Essay Competition

Consumer Affairs Division

Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission

NERC HOUSE, Plot 1387, Cadastral Zone A00, Central Business District. Behind BOA House, Abuja


All submissions must contain the name of the student, FULL home and school addresses, email address, and contact phone number. Entries must reach the above address on or before 5pm, 23rd August 2021. Any entry submitted after the above stipulated time will be disqualified.

Read: List of Essay competitions in Nigeria

Bolarinwa Olajire

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