Nigeria Electricity Access 1990-2022

Access to electricity is the percentage of population with access to electricity. Electrification data are collected from industry, national surveys and international sources.
  • Nigeria electricity access for 2019 was 55.40%, a 1.1% decline from 2018.
  • Nigeria electricity access for 2018 was 56.50%, a 2.1% increase from 2017.
  • Nigeria electricity access for 2017 was 54.40%, a 4.9% decline from 2016.
  • Nigeria electricity access for 2016 was 59.30%, a 6.8% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Uzbekistan 100.00%
West Bank and Gaza 100.00%
Ukraine 100.00%
Egypt 100.00%
Moldova 100.00%
Tunisia 100.00%
Sri Lanka 100.00%
Kosovo 100.00%
Kyrgyz Republic 99.88%
Morocco 99.60%
Vietnam 99.40%
Mongolia 99.13%
Indonesia 98.85%
India 97.82%
Bolivia 96.30%
Philippines 95.63%
Cabo Verde 95.53%
Timor-Leste 94.72%
Cambodia 93.00%
Honduras 92.78%
Bangladesh 92.20%
Nicaragua 88.21%
Ghana 83.50%
Micronesia 82.12%
Eswatini 77.17%
Sao Tome and Principe 75.18%
Pakistan 73.91%
Solomon Islands 70.26%
Kenya 69.70%
Myanmar 68.36%
Vanuatu 64.67%
Papua New Guinea 63.46%
Cameroon 63.45%
Djibouti 61.28%
Nigeria 55.40%
Sudan 53.83%
Congo, Rep. 48.33%
Mauritania 45.81%
Angola 45.67%
Lesotho 44.64%
Zambia 43.00%
Nigeria Electricity Access - Historical Data
Year % of Population Annual Change
2019 55.40% -1.10%
2018 56.50% 2.10%
2017 54.40% -4.90%
2016 59.30% 6.80%
2015 52.50% -1.92%
2014 54.42% -1.18%
2013 55.60% 2.45%
2012 53.15% -2.75%
2011 55.90% 7.90%
2010 48.00% -2.15%
2009 50.15% -0.15%
2008 50.30% 0.17%
2007 50.13% 2.34%
2006 47.79% 0.78%
2005 47.01% 0.79%
2004 46.21% -5.99%
2003 52.20% 7.61%
2002 44.59% 0.82%
2001 43.77% 0.83%
2000 42.94% -1.96%
1999 44.90% 3.84%
1998 41.06% 0.90%
1997 40.16% 0.90%
1996 39.26% 0.90%
1995 38.36% 0.89%
1994 37.47% 0.89%
1993 36.57% 0.89%
1992 35.68% 0.89%
1991 34.79% 7.49%
1990 27.30% 7.49%