Electric Power Crisis in Nigeria: A Strategic Call for Change of Focus to Renewable Sources

Obafemi Olatunji, Stephen Akinlabi, Ajayi Oluseyi, Abiodun Abioye, Felix Ishola, Mashinini Peter, Nkosinathi Madushele

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In all ramifications, the development and economic prosperity of a nation substantially depend on her power or energy sector. Reliable access to the electric power needed by several homes and businesses remains a great obstacle facing Nigeria. More than ever, the social-economic wellbeing of Nigeria is under severe threat due to formidable challenges in her Power sector. The manufacturing industries are folding up, while others are relocating their production plants to more friendly havens because of the high cost of doing business. This paper reviews various renewable energy options available to Nigeria and the National Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Policy (NREEEP). It also identified the major factors militating against renewable energy development in Nigeria, proffering possible way forward to assist renewable energy policy implementation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012053
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 10 Sept 2018
Event2nd International Conference on Engineering for Sustainable World, ICESW 2018 - Ota, Nigeria
Duration: 9 Jul 201813 Jul 2018


  • Electric power
  • GDP
  • Renewable energy
  • development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering


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