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
|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.