Current time in Nigeria


12:41 p.m.
March 25, 2023

Local time in Nigeria

The time in Nigeria is 1 hour ahead of UTC and the same as in Amsterdam. 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
12:41 p.m.
Time zone West Africa Time (WAT)
IANA time zone Africa/Lagos
Your time difference same time as Amsterdam
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