Nigeria - Nigeria Electrification Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 29 Nov 2018
Signature Date 04 Mar 2019
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2023
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23010
Commitment U.A 108,049,702.86
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Nigeria Electrification Project (NEP) is a nationwide initiative aimed at delivering energy access to un- and underserved communities in Nigeria. The project supports the Federal Government of Nigeria’s (FGN) goal to increase electricity access across the country as defined in the national development agenda. The Project will provide electricity to households, small-to-medium-sized enterprises, and public institutions in a least-cost and timely manner through off- and mini-grid solutions. The Project will contribute to: (i) more than 500,000 people obtaining access to electricity; (ii) approximately 76.5 MW in increased installed power generation capacity; (iii) eight universities obtaining access to reliable sources of energy; (iv) 20,000 Micro-Small and Medium- sized Enterprises (MSMEs) supported/supplied with productive use appliances and equipment; and (iv) the avoidance of 1.69 million tons of CO2 emissions. The project has four main components, namely: 1) Mini-grid systems installed in 250 sites; 2) 24,500 productive use solar PV appliances installed; 3) Mini-grid systems installed in eight federal universities; and 4) Institutional capacity strengthening provided to REA and ecosystem.

Project Objectives

NEP’s objective is to provide over 500,000 people with access to affordable sources of electricity.


Over 600,000 people, approximately 100,000 households, 70,000 MSMEs, and eight universities will receive new or improved access to electricity services as a result of the project. The project will create an enabling environment for private sector involvement. Women across all beneficiary groups will receive increased opportunities through a range of integrated activities including collection of sex-disaggregated data, gender-targeted marketing.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank


IATI identifier 46002-P-NG-F00-020
Last Update 07 Oct 2019


Contact Details

Name MSHANA Rhoda Limbani

Geographic Location

Country Nigeria