GH2 Country Portal – Nigeria

Green Hydrogen Vision

Nigeria is well-positioned to generate and utilize green hydrogen. The country is endowed with abundant renewable energy resources such as wind, solar, biomass, and hydropower. 

Nigeria demonstrates its capability to translate ambitious concepts into tangible initiatives through collaborative efforts across borders. The current objective involves consistently identifying methods to expand the industry for economically producing hydrogen. Encouragingly, the trajectory appears promising, given the declining costs of renewable electricity essential for green hydrogen production, as well as the decreasing costs associated with electrolysers. These developments present valuable opportunities for Nigeria to effectively leverage in stabilizing its economy and aligning with global modernization trends. 

“Nigeria recognizes that through the AGHA Governments and their partners are developing and demonstrating their green hydrogen strategies and projects attracting investors, accelerating the financing of large-scale renewable energy projects and the green hydrogen economy, supporting legal and fiscal frameworks and contracting practices, advancing green hydrogen certification and standards reflecting priorities by African governments, supporting countries in market development at the local, regional, and international levels and accepts to join efforts to drive African green hydrogen leadership in the western region of Africa through participating in the Africa Green Hydrogen Alliance (AGHA).” Dr. Iziaq Adekunle Salako Honourable Minister of State.

National Strategy

In November 2021, at the COP26 conference in Glasgow, President Muhammadu Buhari declared Nigeria's goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2060. Subsequently, on August 24, 2022, Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo unveiled Nigeria's Energy Transition Plan (ETP), outlining the strategy to attain a net-zero emissions energy system by 2060. Notably, Nigeria's energy sector contributes approximately 65% to the country's total greenhouse gas emissions. 

This commitment involves transforming energy production and usage, emphasizing emissions-free electricity, electric vehicles, energy efficiency, and carbon capture. Hydrogen plays a key role in this strategy. While policies are in place, successful large-scale implementation requires investments and consideration of socio-economic factors. Active involvement from government, businesses, and individuals is crucial for fostering innovation and reducing costs across the value chain. 

The Green Hydrogen National Strategy for Nigeria is currently under development. 

Government green hydrogen lead

Ministry of energy and natural resources