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 2020 was 55.40%, a 0% increase from 2019.
  • 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.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Population
Morocco 100.00%
Sri Lanka 100.00%
Bhutan 100.00%
Lao PDR 100.00%
El Salvador 100.00%
Georgia 100.00%
Vietnam 100.00%
Uzbekistan 100.00%
Egypt 100.00%
West Bank and Gaza 100.00%
Ukraine 100.00%
Moldova 100.00%
Tunisia 100.00%
Kyrgyz Republic 99.98%
India 99.00%
Mongolia 98.10%
Bolivia 97.55%
Indonesia 96.95%
Philippines 96.84%
Bangladesh 96.20%
Timor-Leste 96.12%
Cabo Verde 94.16%
Honduras 93.21%
Kiribati 91.96%
Nicaragua 88.91%
Cambodia 86.40%
Ghana 85.87%
Micronesia 82.93%
Eswatini 79.73%
Sao Tome and Principe 76.56%
Pakistan 75.38%
Solomon Islands 73.35%
Kenya 71.44%
Myanmar 70.40%
Vanuatu 67.33%
Cameroon 64.72%
Djibouti 61.77%
Papua New Guinea 60.40%
Nigeria 55.40%
Sudan 55.39%
Republic of Congo 49.52%
Lesotho 47.35%
Mauritania 47.35%
Angola 46.89%
Zambia 44.52%
Nigeria Electricity Access - Historical Data
Year % of Population Annual Change
2020 55.40% 0.00%
2019 55.40% -1.10%
2018 56.50% 2.10%
2017 54.40% -4.90%
2016 59.30% 6.80%
2015 52.50% -1.55%
2014 54.05% -1.55%
2013 55.60% 2.37%
2012 53.23% -2.67%
2011 55.90% 7.90%
2010 48.00% -1.88%
2009 49.88% -0.42%
2008 50.30% 0.17%
2007 50.13% 2.52%
2006 47.61% 0.74%
2005 46.87% 0.74%
2004 46.12% -6.08%
2003 52.20% 7.57%
2002 44.63% 0.75%
2001 43.88% 0.76%
2000 43.12% -1.78%
1999 44.90% 3.65%
1998 41.25% 0.85%
1997 40.40% 0.85%
1996 39.55% 0.86%
1995 38.69% 0.86%
1994 37.83% 0.86%
1993 36.96% 0.86%
1992 36.10% 0.86%
1991 35.23% 7.93%
1990 27.30% 7.93%