Nigeria

ETC Activities

In terms of the natural hazard risk profile, Nigeria is regularly affected by multiple hazards such as floods and droughts. Low-income households are the most vulnerable to weather-related natural disasters. Agriculture, which is heavily impacted by flooding and drought, serves as the main source of income for 80 percent of the rural poor. Furthermore, the rapid rise of urban poverty increases potential flood risk. Nigeria has taken steps to advance its disaster risk management (DRM) agenda. In 2011, the country passed the National Disaster Management Framework (NDMF) to support a paradigm shift from response and recovery to risk management, but the enforcement and implementation needs to be strengthened. The 2012 floods and subsequent PDNA furthered Nigeria’s political will to invest in long-term disaster resilience. 

Nigeria is also a conflict-affected country. Nearly 15 million people have been affected by violence from the Boko Haram insurgency and resulting military operations in northeast Nigeria since 2009. Supporting the recovery of affected communities is a key priority for the government.
Source: Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery

*In Nigeria, all clusters are being referred to as sectors. The ETC is therefore operating as the ETS with all project plans, appeals, services and deployments adhering to established procedures. 

Current Operations
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Emergency
Key Documents
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Infographic
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Minutes
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ICT Profile

Country background
Country name
Nigeria
Capital city
Abuja
Name of national disaster management agency

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)

Name of telecommunications ministry

Federal Ministry of Communication (FMC)

Name of telecommunications regulator

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)

Population

190,886,311
Source: World Bank 2017

Country narrative

In terms of the natural hazard risk profile, Nigeria is regularly affected by multiple hazards such as floods and droughts. Low-income households are the most vulnerable to weather-related natural disasters. Agriculture, which is heavily impacted by flooding and drought, serves as the main source of income for 80 percent of the rural poor. Furthermore, the rapid rise of urban poverty increases potential flood risk. Nigeria has taken steps to advance its disaster risk management (DRM) agenda. In 2011, the country passed the National Disaster Management Framework (NDMF) to support a paradigm shift from response and recovery to risk management, but the enforcement and implementation needs to be strengthened. The 2012 floods and subsequent PDNA furthered Nigeria’s political will to invest in long-term disaster resilience. 

Nigeria is also a conflict-affected country. Nearly 15 million people have been affected by violence from the Boko Haram insurgency and resulting military operations in northeast Nigeria since 2009. Supporting the recovery of affected communities is a key priority for the government.
Source: Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery

Currency

NGN (Naira)
Source: ISO

INFORM Risk score

6.8 (very high)
Source: INFORM Risk 2019

International Calling Code

234

Internet country code

.ng

Electrical standard

Voltage: 230V, Frequency: 50Hz, Plug type: D, G

Local UN/NGO ICT WG in place

Yes - active

Lead agency of CWC WG

WFP

CWC WG in place

No

Logistics profile information
Key ICT statistics
Fixed-telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants

0.1
Source: ITU ICTeye 2017

Mobile-cellular subscriptions per 100 inhabitants

75.9
Source: ITU ICTeye 2017

Fixed (wired)-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants

0
Source: ITU ICTeye 2017

Mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants

19.9
Source: ITU ICTeye 2017

GSMA mobile connectivity index score

45.9 (medium)
Source: GSMA Intelligence 2017

3G coverage % of population
Regulations and rules
Description

This describes some of the regulations and rules related to the use of emergency telecommunications equipment in Nigeria.

Regolations/Rules
Type of regulation
ETC Plenary
Description

The National Disaster Management Framework (NDMF) provides a mechanism that serves as a regulatory guideline for effective and efficient disaster management in Nigeria.

Type of regulation
services for communities
Description

The approved National Policy on Telecommunications was launched in October 1999.

Type of regulation
ETC Plenary
Description

-

Type of regulation
drones
Policy name

Nigerian drone regulations, according to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority
Source: http://www.ncaa.gov.ng/

Description

According to Nigeria’s national aviation authority, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), flying a drone is legal in Nigeria. Drone regulations should be complied with.