Renewable energy projects can create new jobs in the energy sector. In Nigeria, the government has set targets to increase the share of renewable energy in the energy mix and create up to 250,000 jobs in the sector by 2030. This could provide employment opportunities for many Nigerians and help to alleviate poverty.
Renewable energy development can create new jobs in Nigeria, particularly in rural areas where access to employment opportunities is limited. The renewable energy sector offers diverse job opportunities in areas such as manufacturing, installation, operations, maintenance, and research and development. A report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) estimates that the deployment of renewable energy in Nigeria could create up to 220,000 direct jobs and 250,000 indirect jobs by 2030.