Primary Pollutant


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Major Air Pollutants in Nigeria

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PM2.5 3.3X

The current PM2.5 concentration in Nigeria is 3.3 times above the recommended limit given by the WHO 24 hrs air quality guidelines value.

Nigeria - States Air Pollution Level

STATES Status AQI AQI-US AQI-IN PM2.5 PM10 Temp Humid
Borno POOR 124 124 75 45 0 21 30
Cross River POOR 122 122 73 44 0 26 83
Delta UNHEALTHY 169 169 201 90 0 26 81
Edo POOR 105 105 61 37 43 25 83
Federal Capital Territory UNHEALTHY 187 187 304 125 0 24 65
Kano POOR 139 139 85 51 0 16 55
Lagos GOOD 4 4 1 1 1 26 89
Osun GOOD 8 8 4 2 4 24 48
Rivers POOR 149 149 92 55 0 24 84

Nigeria - Metro Cities AQI

6˚C / 55%
6˚C / 81%
7˚C / 93%
14˚C / 72%
16˚C / 82%
15˚C / 77%

Historic Air Quality Graph of Nigeria


Oct 1, 2020


Oct 1, 2020


Explore an insightful air pollution data for last 24 hrs, 7 days & 1 month

FAQs of Nigeria's Air Quality Index

(Frequently Asked Questions)

Some facts about air pollution level in Nigeria and what quality of air you breathe in your region.

The real-time air quality in Nigeria is 100 POOR AQI now. This was last updated 2 hours ago .

The current concentration of PM2.5 in Nigeria is 55 (µg/m³). The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends 15 µg/m³ as the threshold concentration of PM2.5 for 24 hrs mean. Currently, the concentration is 2.20 times the recommended limit.

Generally, the air quality at Nigeria starts deteriorating in late October. The winters are the worst-hit season in terms of air pollution.

You should wear a good N95 mask when you go outdoor in Nigeria until the AQI is improving upto moderate range.

Office going people should avoid personal vehicles and use public transportations or carpooling.

(i) The primary causes of outdoor air pollution are solid, liquid particles called aerosols & gase from vehicles emissions, construction activities, factories, burning stubble & fossil fuels and wildfire, etc.

(ii) Main causes of indoor air pollution are harmful gases from cooking fuels (such as wood, crop wastes, charcoal, coal and dung), damp, mould smoke, chemicals from cleaning materials, etc.

Indoor air pollution in Nigeria is as dangerous as outdoor pollution, because the air pollutants come inside the houses or buildings through doors, windows and ventilation.

In Nigeria, you must use an air purifier or fresh air machine at home or office indoor and close all the doors, windows and ventilations when the outdoor air quality index (aqi) in Nigeria is very high. Proper ventilation is highly recommended only when outdoor air quality is improving and moderate AQI range.

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