Levi Ikechukwu Nwankwo

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An effort has been made in this paper to advocate a panacea to the prevailing energy crisis in Nigeria by reviewing the country’s geothermal energy resource potential from regional aeromagnetic calculations. There is widespread occurrence of warm/hot springs in Nigeria, which gives credence to the availability and abundance of geothermal reserves. Results of aeromagnetic investigations also confirm that areas with anomalous high heat flow exist in Nigeria, showing high prospects of employing geothermal energy for direct and indirect energy applications. It is, therefore, imperative for Nigeria to take a quantum leap in holistic renewable energy research and development through appropriate government science advice, policy and environmental management.


geothermal energy, renewable energy, environmental policy, warm springs, Nigeria

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