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Oil-dependent Nigeria seeks to green its domestic energy, enhance minerals governance, and ensure diversification to achieve economic development.

Photo by mujibwaziri for Getty Images
Photo by mujibwaziri for Getty Images

Despite being a major oil producer, Nigeria has failed to translate its resources into commensurate economic development and struggles to provide its citizens with reliable energy. The government now intends to leverage the country’s gas reserves to drive a transition to renewables. 
Investments in long-term, slow-return gas extraction projects may impede Nigeria’s shift toward sustainability. NRGI raises awareness among government officials, civil society actors and the public of the implications of fossil fuel dependency, and advocates for transparency and accountability to ensure that energy transition process is inclusive, equitable and responsive to the needs of the Nigerian people. 

As officials make decisions regarding Nigeria’s transition, NRGI collaborates with partners to amplify the voices of marginalized groups, including women, youth and members of communities affected by oil extraction. NRGI facilitates training opportunities and dialogues to develop the capacity of non-state actors on the impact of energy transition on peoples’ lives and livelihoods and equip them with tools to engage with the government. 

NRGI's Tengi George-Ikoli joined the BudgIT podcast to discuss Nigeria's Energy Transition Plan.
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Resource Governance Index

The RGI assessed the governance of Nigeria's oil and gas sector.

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