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Jobs in Clean Energy in Nigeria to Double by 2023, Report Says

  • Renewable energy jobs to surpasss those in the oil sector
  • Nation is championing solar to help curb outages, emissions
Power cables above solar panels mounted on the roof of a building in Lagos, Nigeria.

Power cables above solar panels mounted on the roof of a building in Lagos, Nigeria.

Photographer: Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images

Increased demand for solar power will drive a more than two-fold jump in the number of Nigerians working in the renewable energy sector by 2023, according to a report.

The sector could “create more than 76,000 new jobs by 2023” in solar services -- including home solutions, commercial and industrial appliances -- from 32,000 workers in 2019, according to a report by Power for All, a global coalition advocating renewable energy solutions to end blackouts.