Oil Mortality in Post-Fossil Fuel Era Nigeria

Beyond the Oil Age

  • Augustine Sadiq Okoh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  10. Back Matter
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About this book


This book provides an insight into the complexities of weaning Nigeria from its fossil fuels addiction while growing the economy on low carbon trajectory. Nigeria faces a carbon catch 22 with the proliferation of renewable energy alternatives and scale-up of electric vehicles. The dilemma Nigeria is confronted with is to grow its fossil-led economy or face the challenge of its fossil infrastructure becoming stranded assets. It is a roadmap for plotting an environmentally benign path out of the country’s economic, social and environmental crises. This book is, therefore, a valuable resource for students, Civil Society Organizations, policymakers, academics and climate change adaptation practitioners who are interested in finding an environmentally sensitive path out of Nigeria’s economic cul-de-sac fostered by the decarbonization of the global energy economy. Findings of this study will trigger a national conversation on the looming exit from fossil fuels. In doing so, accelerate the integration of renewable energy into the Nigerian national development plan while building a carbon neutral society. Lessons learnt from the handling of Nigeria’s precarious circumstance will be of immense benefit to other oil prospecting, oil producing and non-producing nations who are interested in finding an equitable way of pursuing two inversely related goals of meeting their decarbonization commitments while simultaneously growing their economies in the post-Paris era.


Fossil fuel Renewable energy Economic diversification Climate change Green economy Sustainable development Nigerian economic development

Authors and affiliations

  • Augustine Sadiq Okoh
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  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceBenue State UniversityMakurdiNigeria

Bibliographic information

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  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-60784-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-60785-2
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