The housing market is generally well developed in major urban areas with a large selection of hotels, apartments and guest houses. Levels of security and standard vary widely however, and security clearance from local agencies should be sought for staff accommodation. Whilst Nigerian cities are well able to support any, or a large influx of demand, outlying and rural areas may require the setting up of humanitarian accommodation hubs to provide minimum standards of all criteria required by agencies.
Electricity generation in Nigeria is characterised by excess capacity and inadequate supply. It has been observed that peak demand is often about one-third of installed capacity because of the non-availability of spare parts and poor maintenance. Voltage is 240 V.
Nigeria’s transmission network consists of high voltage substations and over 20,000km of transmission lines. Currently, transmission wheeling capacity is far below the total installed generation capacity of 12,522MW522 MW. In recent times, power supply across the country has gone to a little above 2,000 MW amid reports of damaged gas pipelines and comatose power stations.
The entire infrastructure is essentially radial, without redundancies thus creating inherent reliability issues. At an average of approx. 7.4%, the transmission losses across the network are high compared to emerging countries’ benchmarks of 2-6%. Frequent system collapses (as at May, Nigeria’s power grid had collapsed six times in 2019) reflect the critical infrastructure and operational challenges in the transmission subsector of the industry.
- 6 power generation companies
- 11 power distribution companies
- 1 transmission company.
There are presently 23 grid connected generating plants supplying power in the country.
Due to the difficulty of obtaining recent data, the information in the table below is somewhat dated and may not be accurate, however the amount of electricity that can be generated is largely academic, because as mentioned above, the limiting factor with power supply in Nigeria is not with generation but rather with failing transmission infrastructure that can’t cannot cope with demand.
Electricity and Power Summary Table
Type (Hydroelectric, Thermal, etc.)
Installed Capacity (MW)
Current Production (MW)
Mabon Limited (29,Sanusi Fafunwa Street VI, Lagos
Generation on-grid39MW (Hydro)
39 MW (Hydro) at Dadin Kowa, Gombe State
Geometric Power Ltd. (No.8 Mary Slessor, Asokoro, Abuja
140 MW at Aba, Abia State
Anita Energy Limited (9, Lingu Crescent, Wuse II, Abuja, FCT
Generation on-grid, 90 MW at Agbara, Lagos State
90 MW at Agbara, Lagos State
First Independent Power Co. Ltd (6A,abana St,Old GRA, PH, Rivers State)
95 MV AT Eleme, Rivers State
Ibafo Power Station ltd. (RADMED Bldg, Plt 1E Ligali Ayorinde Street VI, Lagos
200 MV at Warawa, Ogun state
Shell Petroleum Development Co. Ltd
642 MVA (Afam VI) at Afam, Rivers State
Kaduna Electricity Distribution (Nagwanatse Building, Ahmadu Bello Way, PMB 2268, Kaduna, Kaduna State)
Distribution in Kaduna, Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara States
Enugu Electricity Distribution Co. Plc. (12, Station Rd, off Okpara, Enugu, Enugu State
Distribution in Enugu, Abia,Imo, Anambra and Ebony States
Benin Electricity Distribution Co. Plc. (5,Akpakpava St, PMB 1036, Benin City, Edo State
Distribution in Edo, Delta, Ondo and Ekiti states
Abuja Electricity Distribution Company plc. (Loma-Mansa St. Wuse Zone 4, Abuja, FCT
Distribution in Oyo,Ogun,Osun and Kwara States.
There are over 25 banking institutions in Nigeria regulated by the Central Bank Of Nigeria (CBN), which serves as the country’s central monetary authority. CBN oversees the operations of financial institutions and banks in Nigeria, helping ensure high banking standards and financial stability in the industry, as well as promoting an efficient payment system. An organization can also expect to find other economic services, such as recognized multinational accountancy companies, in Nigeria.
The bank has subsidiaries in West African countries and the UK, as well as representative offices in Abu Dhabi, Beijing, and Johannesburg. It employs more than 7,000 staff and oversees a network of around 760 branches and over 2,600 ATMs. It maintains the largest branch network in Nigeria.
First Bank of Nigeria (FBN)
Samual Asabia House, 35 Marina Lagos, Nigeria
www.firstbanknigeria.com +234 1 4485500
(max / min transfer or exchange amounts, etc.)
Has IBAN, BIC, or SWIFT number?
Provides currency exchange?
Will initiate / receive wire transfers?
Provides Loan / Credit services?
Other Comments or Key Information
All 36 States
Over 760 branches and over 2,600 ATM,s
Service delivery times are 24 hours-intracity, 48 hours-intercity and 72 hours nationwide nationwide.
In addition to many Nigerian courier post and parcel companies, international courier companies DHL, FedEx and UPS are present, easily accessible in Nigeria and operate to expected standards of reliability for national and international document and parcel pick-up and delivery.
As per the narrative above, generally improper waste disposal and lack of reliable transport infrastructure means that collected wastes are often dispersed to unregulated and inappropriate localities. Existing landfills are often not adequately managed and inaccessible, particularly during rainy season when many are actually closed down.
While there are laws and statutes in place governing the disposal of hazardous waste, waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and other hazardous waste, collection in Nigeria is not organised; there are no collection centres and most times, they are dumped along with other wastes. Currently, treatment/recycling is carried out by the informal sector with no little knowledge of the environmental and health effects of improper hazardous waste management.
Disclaimer: Inclusion of company information in the LCA does not imply any business relationship between the supplier and WFP / Logistics Cluster, and is used solely as a determinant of services, and capacities.