More than 85 million Nigerians still have no access to electricity

Despite these investments in solar energy for electrification, the challenge remains immense for Nigeria. According to the World Bank, 85 million Nigerians still had no access to electricity in 2021. This situation concerns 66% of its rural population, according to Power Africa. At the same time, access to electricity, which stands at 86% in the cities, is not secure.


Households and businesses are still experiencing load shedding. As a solution to this problem, some businesses are turning to generators, which increase air and noise pollution in major cities such as the economic capital Lagos, which has a population of over 22 million. Be that as it may, the choice of mini-grids for electrification in this West African country has had a positive impact on its socio-economic development. Other sub-Saharan countries are following the same path. These include neighbouring Niger, Kenya, Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).