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Nigeria

Location

  • Geographical region: Africa
  • SDG region: Sub-Saharan Africa

Area

  • Total area : 910,770 km2
  • Land used by sector : 78 % agriculture, 7 % forest and 15 % other

Population

  • Total : 196 million people
  • Population density : 215 people per km2
  • Geographical distribution : 50 % lives in urban areas and 50 % lives in rural areas

Economy

  • GDP : 1,041 billion USD per year
  • GDP per capita : 5,316 USD per year
  • Value added by sector : 21 % from agriculture, 52 % from services and 24 % from industry

Data provider : World Bank

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SDG 6 snapshot in Nigeria

  • Drinking water

    20 % of the population in Nigeria use a safely managed drinking water service (SDG indicator 6.1.1, 2017)
  • Sanitation

    27 % of the population in Nigeria use a safely managed sanitation service (SDG indicator 6.2.1a, 2017)
  • Hygiene

    42 % of the population in Nigeria have access to a basic handwashing facility (SDG indicator 6.2.1b, 2017)
  • Wastewater

    --- % of the household wastewater in Nigeria are safely treated (SDG indicator 6.3.1, 2015)
  • Water quality

    52 % of water bodies covered by reporting in Nigeria have a good ambient water quality (SDG indicator 6.3.2, 2017)
  • Efficiency

    7 $/m<sup>3</sup> is the value added from the use of water by people and the economy in Nigeria (SDG indicator 6.4.1 on water-use efficiency, 2000)
  • Water stress

    10 % of the renewable water resources in Nigeria are being withdrawn, after taking into account environmental flow requirements (SDG indicator 6.4.2 on level of water stress, 2017)
  • Water management

    35 % is the degree of implementation of integrated water resources management (IWRM) in Nigeria (SDG indicator 6.5.1, 2017)
  • Transboundary

    --- % of transboundary basin area in Nigeria have an operational agreement for water cooperation (SDG indicator 6.5.2, 2017)
  • Ecosystems

    4.9 % is the change in spatial extent of water-related ecosystems in Nigeria in 2016 (compared to the baseline year period of 2001–2005), based on earth observation data (SDG indicator 6.6.1)
  • Cooperation

    155 m$ is the amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance disbursed to Nigeria in 2017 (SDG indicator 6.a.1)
  • Participation

    + Stakeholder participation is measured through multiple indicators which are not aggregated into one overall value (SDG indicator 6.b.1)

Drinking water

6.1.1 Proportion of population using drinking water services in Nigeria, progress over time

6.1.1 Proportion of population using drinking water services in Nigeria, by service level and by location (2017)

Sanitation and hygiene

6.2.1a Proportion of population using sanitation services in Nigeria, progress over time

6.2.1a Proportion of population using sanitation services in Nigeria, by service level and by location (2017)

6.2.1b Proportion of population with handwashing facilities with soap and water at home in Nigeria, by service level and by location (2017)

Water quality and wastewater

6.3.1 Proportion of household wastewater treated in Nigeria (2015), compared to other countries in the region

6.3.1 Proportion of wastewater treated in Nigeria, by stream ()

6.3.2 Proportion of water bodies with good water quality in Nigeria (2017), compared to other countries in the region

Water use and scarcity

Water resources and withdrawal in Nigeria, per capita and by source

Long-term average annual precipitation in depth: 1,150 (mm/year) (2017)

Renewable water resources: 1,499 m3 per capita (2017)

Water withdrawal: 75 m3 per capita (2010)

Environmental flow requirements: 55 % of the renewable water resources (2017)

6.4.2 Level of water stress in Nigeria, change over time, compared to countries in the same region

Water withdrawal by sector in Nigeria, as a percentage of total water withdrawal (2010)

6.4.1 Water use efficiency (USD/m3) in Nigeria, progress over time, compared to other countries in the region

Water resources management

6.5.1 Degree of integrated water resources management implementation (0-100) in Nigeria, score by dimension (2017)

6.5.2 Proportion of transboundary basin area with an operational arrangement for water cooperation (%) in Nigeria, by component (2017)

The “overall” SDG 6.5.2 indicator value represents the values for river and lake basins and transboundary aquifers combined. The SDG 6.5.2 indicator value can also be disaggregated into values for transboundary river and lake basins, and transboundary aquifers.

International cooperation and capacity-building

6.a.1 Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance disbursements (million 2017 USD) to Nigeria, over time

Water and sanitation-related official development assistance includes assistance for drinking-water supply, sanitation, wastewater treatment, water resources conservation, development and management, agricultural water resources, flood protection, and hydroelectric power.

6.a.1 Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance disbursements (million 2017 USD) to Nigeria, by sub-sector, in (2018)

Annual expenditure for drinking water, sanitation and hygiene in Nigeria (million 2014 USD), by source (2018)

Stakeholder participation

6.b.1 Existence of procedures defined in law or policy for participation of local communities in water and sanitation planning in Nigeria (2017)