Welcome to Energy Commission of Nigeria

The Energy Commission of Nigeria came to being through the enabling Act No. 62 of 1979, as amended by Act No. 32 of 1988 and Act No. 19 of 1989 (see ECN Act.)

The Commission commenced operation in 1989 after the meeting of the Heads of ECOWAS on 29th May 1982 in Cotonou, where a decision was taken that each member state should establish by law,a body within the machinery of government, to be charged with the responsibility for coordinating and supervising all energy functions and activities within each Member State and may be called ENERGY COMMISSION of each Member State (see for Official Journal of ECOWAS, Protocols, Decisions & Directives, Vol. 4, June 1982, pg 50).

Vision & Mission

The Nigeria 2050 Calculator: A tool to plot and explore Nigeria Pathways for Climate Change mitigation

Latest News

At the NNPC Stand in the 24th Triennial World Energy Congress (9-12 Sept. 2019) held at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, UAE. In the above picture include DG, ECN, Hon. Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Nigerian Ambassador to the UAE and other Nigerian Delegates.

More Delegates from Nigeria in a picture with the OPEC Secretary-General: DG, ECN Prof E.J. Bala, The Secretary-General of the OPEC, Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, Dr A. Yusuf (NERC), Prof. A.S. Sambo, Vice Chair Africa (WEC) and others.

Mr. President Approves DG, ECN As Focal Point On Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI)

The President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, has approved the designation of the Director General and Chief Executive Officer of the Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN), Professor Eli Jidere, as Nigeria’s focal point on. . .   Read More

EE-SUTs and Country Energy Account: UNECA & NBS Visits ECN For Collaboration

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), paid a visit to the Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) on 10th July 2019 . . .   Read More

ICPC Inaugurates ECN Anti-Corruption And Transparency Unit (ACTU)

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has inaugurated the Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) chapter of the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU). . .  Read More

Upcoming Events

Nigeria Alternative Energy Expo 2019

15 - 17 October, 2019 | Abuja

Future Energy Nigeria

12 - 13 November, 2019 | Lagos


2019 Capital Projects: Invitation To Tender/ Expression Of Interest

The Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) is the Government organ with the statutory mandate for the Strategic planning and co-ordination of National Policies in the field of Energy in all its ramifications, and to ensure adequate, reliable, cost-effective and sustainable energy supply for nation’s economic and socio-political development. In compliance with the Public Procurement Act 2007, the Commission wishes to undertake the procurement of works/services under the 2019 capital projects. . . .   Read More

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Policy Maker

ECN is the apex government organ empowered to carry out overall energy sector planning and policy implementation.


ECN is the apex government in charge of all energy journals and papers in Nigeria.

National Energy Databank

ECN by mandate is the main go to area for all energy data and statistics in Nigeria.