Current time in Nigeria
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
|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