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Aisha Abubakar

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Aisha Abubakar is a researcher and architect with a PhD in Architecture and Urban Design, University of Strathclyde, UK. She has vast experience in development research and analysis that support inclusive planning and management, and fulfilling the broad principles of the SDGs in developing countries.

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Oluwafisayo Alabi

Keeping the lights on – the long road ahead to closing the electricity access gap in Nigeria

The 2021 edition of the Tracking SDG7 : Energy Progress Report suggests that the attainment of SDG7.1a: Ensuring universal access to electricity is off track and although some progress has been made in other regions; Sub Saharan Africa remains one of the two regions with the largest access to electricity access gap. Other Access to Electricity Analysis, highlight that the COVID pandemic has led to significant disruptions around access to electricity, including halted progress and in fact a progress reversal in most cases. Thus, resulting in additional pressures on the already low energy purchasing power of households in developing countries.

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