In this paper, we utilize the GAPFRAME methodology to provide a comprehensive sustainability assessment of Nigeria, highlighting key areas of concern that require urgent attention. The framework examines a broad spectrum of indicators across four dimensions – planet, society, economy, and governance – presenting an integrated picture of Nigeria’s sustainability performance. Critical issues identified encompass waste management, social integration, education, peace, and cooperation. Despite Nigeria’s position as Africa’s largest economy, the nation faces substantial challenges in ensuring social equality, environmental sustainability, and robust governance. The findings from this study underscore the urgent need for targeted interventions and strategic planning to guide Nigeria toward the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. By leveraging the GAPFRAME tool, this paper offers valuable insights for policymakers, stakeholders, and researchers interested in sustainable development in Nigeria.

Authors: Ebiuwa Gladys Obahiagbon, Nwankwo Nkechi, Titus Olaniyi

Published in: World Congress on Sustainable Technologies (WCST-2023)

  • Date of Conference: 13-15 November 2023
  • DOI: 10.20533/WCST.2023.0023
  • ISBN: 978-1-913572-64-8
  • Conference Location: St Anne’s College, Oxford University, UK