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Global Sustainability Institute, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge CB1 1PT, UK

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Information Systems Academy, Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos, Nigeria





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Abstract This paper focuses on investigating the linkages and consequences of the policy decision process in the governance of energy infrastructure in Nigeria. It attempts to gain a better understanding of the role of policy makers and institutions in the provision of energy infrastructure in Nigeria. Using a combination of semi-structured interviews and documentary evidences from published literature, this study reveals three essential areas where the policy-making processes and therefore policy makers intervene in the provision of energy infrastructure. These are: 1 granting access to historical data; 2 regulations; and 3 permitting-issuance of licenses. This study also reveals three major unintended consequences of the policy decision processes and institutions in the governance of energy infrastructure provisions in Nigeria, which are: 1 government financing corruption in the energy sector; 2 economic delusion; and 3 uncontrolled growth in energy demand driven more by export and not local internal demand. View Full-Text

Keywords: energy economics; energy governance; public policy; developing countries; Nigeria; sustainable energy energy economics; energy governance; public policy; developing countries; Nigeria; sustainable energy





Author: Norbert Edomah 1,2,* , Chris Foulds 1 and Aled Jones 1

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