The Nigerian Government’s off-grid electrification efforts are solution-driven, informed by the energy needs and socioeconomic activities of beneficiaries, nationwide. Through the Federal Ministry of Power, part of this plan includes the Medium Term National Development Plan (MTNDP).

With REA collaborating with institutions like FADAMA III as well as Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, the Agency is implementing this programme under the 2022 Programmatic Budgeting Framework with well-laid-out objectives and targets. The programme therefore covers:

  • Mass electrification for poverty alleviation across the 6 geo-political zones of the nation.
  • Provision of integrated solar mini-grids and water pumping systems for irrigation across the 6 geo-political zones.
  • Provision and installation of solar home systems in underprivileged communities across the 6 geo-political zones of the nation.

Just like other national programmes of the Nigerian Government, the priorities are deliberate and people-centered:

  • To achieve agriculture and food security.
  • To improve electricity access.
  • To improve health, education and productivity.
  • To provide security for all citizens.

With implementation ongoing under the Capital Projects of the Nigerian Government, with coordination by the Technical Services Directorate of the REA, these ongoing interventions are targeted at:

  • Service providers, MSMEs, women, low-income dwellers, adjoining communities, Farmers and agro-allied industries, adjoining communities, agro-processing clusters.
  • Underprivileged populations, IDP camps, host communities, resettlement cities, underserved regions that are not commercially viable.
  • Smallholder Farmers, Irrigation farms.

Upon completion, this singular intervention would have enabled the deployment of:

  • 6 mini-grids across the geo-political zones.
  • Over 1,200 Solar-powered Streets Lights.
  • About 1,392 solar-powered irrigation pumps.
  • About 2,044 standalone Solar Home Systems (SHS).

The aim of the Off Grid Electrification Strategy is to provide access to clean and sustainable electricity to millions of Nigerians.


To develop a data driven off grid model for Nigeria that will become an exemplar for Sub Saharan Africa;

To promote the use of decentralized energy solutions to power households, communities & businesses;

To develop 10,000 mini grids by 2023 which will provide power to 14% of the population;

To provide reliable power supply for 250,000 SMEs;

To provide uninterrupted power supply in Federal Universities and University Teaching Hospitals;

To deploy 5 million solar standalone systems for residential and SMEs by 2023;

To supports the FGN’s climate change obligations under the Paris Agreement, with respect to promoting renewable and reducing carbon emissions.