Nigeria’s Energy Future – Uh Oh

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Nigeria is Africa’s biggest country and biggest economy. Yet, per capita electricity consumption is the lowest in the world relative to income—nearly 80 percent below where it should be given other economic conditions. Residential access to electricity is just 59 percent, while nearly all businesses have to rely on generators for power. At the same time, Nigeria is a major energy producer and is forced to flare gas. Successive presidents have promised to solve the country’s electricity problem, but progress has been utterly dismal. Todd Moss will highlight the key issues affecting Nigeria’s energy future—and why failing to solve this conundrum will have profound consequences for the country, region, and far beyond.

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Rome Auditorium, Johns Hopkins University
1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20036

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