Current time in Nigeria


8:41 a.m.
May 25, 2022

Local time in Nigeria

The time in Nigeria is 1 hour ahead of UTC and 5 hours ahead of Ashburn. There is no daylightsaving in effect at the moment.

Details for the time in Nigeria

Current time
8:41 a.m.
Timezone West Africa Time (WAT)
Olson timezone name Africa/Lagos
Time difference 5 hours ahead of Ashburn
  1 hour ahead of UTC

Nigeria Daylight Saving time (DST)

Nigeria does not observe daylight savings.


Nigeria uses West Africa Time WAT. WAT is UTC +0100. The longitude of Nigeria’s western border is 2° 40’ E. The Longitude of its eastern border is 14° 00’E. Therefore being one hour ahead of UTC is too much for the west of the country. GMT, on the other hand would be unsuitable for the east. UTC +0030 would be perfect for Nigeria. As it is, the west of Nigeria has to wait a while to see the sunrise.

Important cities in

has several timezones, the current time in some important cities in is shown below.