Current time in Nigeria


10:43 p.m.
April 21, 2024

Local time in Nigeria

The time in Nigeria is 1 hour ahead of UTC and 5 hours ahead of Ashburn. The timezone in Nigeria is West Africa Time (WAT). Nigeria is not using Daylight Saving Time (DST).

Details for the time in Nigeria

Current time
10:43 p.m.
Time zone West Africa Time (WAT)
IANA time zone Africa/Lagos
Your time difference 5 hours ahead of Ashburn
UTC time difference UTC+1
1 hour ahead of UTC

Nigeria Daylight Saving Time (DST)

Nigeria is not using Daylight Saving Time.


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 Nigeria

The current time in some important cities in Nigeria is shown below.

Time in Nigeria