The Nigerian Rural Electrification Agency (REA) is the Implementing Agency of the Federal Government of Nigeria tasked with electrification of rural and unserved communities.


To provide access to reliable electric power supply for rural dwellers irrespective of where they live and what they do, in a way that would allow for reasonable return on investment through appropriate tariff that is economically responsive and supportive of the average rural customer.

  1. Promote Rural Electrification in the Country
  2. Co-ordinate Rural Electrification Programs in the country
  3. Administer the Rural Electrification Fund (REF) to promote, support and provide rural electrification through Public and Private Sector Participation
The new paradigm

Utilizing decentralized solutions
to increase access to electricity

  • Centrally coordinated
  • Demand-driven
  • Market-oriented