Access to Electricity (As % of Population) rose to 59.3% in Nigeria in 2016

Access to Electricity (As % of Population) (%)
Energy & Utility | Nigeria | February 01, 2019
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Access to electricity as a share of population reached 59.3 % in 2016 in Nigeria, according to World Bank / EIA. This is 13 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, access to electricity as a share of population in Nigeria reached an all time high of 59.3 % in 2016 and an all time low of 27.3 % in 1990. When compared to Nigeria's main peers, access to electricity as a share of population in Benin amounted to 41.4 %, 60.1 % in Cameroon, 8.83 % in Chad and 16.2 % in Niger in 2016.

Nigeria has been ranked 141st within the group of 180 countries we follow in terms of access to electricity as a share of population, 3 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

Access to electricity is the percentage of the population with access to electricity.

Access to Electricity (As % of Population) Unit 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Algeria % 98.9% 99.0% 98.8% 99.1% 99.2%
Benin % 34.2% 36.9% 38.4% 37.3% 34.1%
Burkina Faso % 13.1% 15.7% 16.4% 17.1% 19.2%
Cameroon % 52.9% 53.7% 55.2% 56.4% 56.8%
Central African Republic % 9.80% 11.0% 11.6% 12.2% 12.8%
Chad % 6.40% 6.64% 7.07% 7.50% 7.94%
Gabon % 84.9% 86.0% 89.3% 86.4% 89.2%
Libya % 98.6% 98.5% 98.5% 98.5% 98.5%
Mali % 25.4% 27.0% 25.6% 30.2% 31.8%
Niger % 12.7% 14.3% 14.4% 14.4% 15.0%
Nigeria % 48.0% 55.9% 54.3% 55.6% 56.4%
Sudan % 35.5% 36.0% 36.5% 37.0% 44.9%
Togo % 30.8% 39.7% 39.3% 41.2% 45.7%