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Oluwafisayo Alabi

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Dr Oluwafisayo Alabi is an energy economist and policy expert. She specialises in informing and supporting policy makers and other stakeholders on understanding the economy wide and socioeconomic impacts and implications of energy and climate policy, sustainable development objectives and net zero transactions.

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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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