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September 27, 2018

The “pay-as-you-go” (PAYG) solar sector in Nigeria is operating in a highly complex market, whichrequires proactive dialogue and collaboration between multiple stakeholders at the confluence of clean energy provision, financial inclusion, and consumer protection.

September 27, 2018

Nigeria has long been an economic heavyweight in sub-Saharan Africa. While the economy’s growth has been relatively consistent over the past decade, the country continues to struggle with severe energy poverty. Despite the fact that the country’s oil reserves have provided the economy’s initial foundation, more than 75 million Nigerians currently live without reliable electricity access.

April 4, 2018

Nigeria is the largest economy in sub-Saharan Africa, but limitations in the power sector constrain growth. Nigeria is endowed with large oil, gas, hydro and solar resource, and it already has the potential to generate 12,522 megawatts (MW) of electric power from existing plants, but most days is only able to generate around 4,000 MW, which is insufficient. Nigeria has privatized its distribution companies, so there is a wide range of tariffs.

January 23, 2018

Health indicators in Nigeria are among the poorest in Africa. The country
has one of the fastest growing populations globally. With 5.5 live births per woman and a growth rate of
3.2 percent annually, its population is estimated to reach approximately 410 million by 2050.

January 23, 2018

Nigeria has seen many democratic successes recently, including one of the most credible and peaceful presidential elections in the nation’s history in 2015. Newly-enacted legislation has improved transparency and access to government information. Still, improving democratic governance, addressing corruption, and reducing conflict remain major challenges.


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Last updated: June 13, 2022

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