SUNDAY Effiong Ibanga
Department of Public Administration
Akwa Ibom State University, Nigeria
08023541824, 07065647549

UWEM Etim Uwah
Department of Accounting
Faculty of Management Sciences
Akwa Ibom State University, Nigeria
UBONG Sunday Uwakmfon
Center for Petroleum Energy, Economic and Law.
University of Ibandan, Nigeria

Nigeria has vast untapped renewable energy resources that are more than sufficient to fulfil
and beyond the energy needs of both the current and future generations. Nigeria is
significantly dependent on imported fuel derived from fossil sources. Nevertheless, fossil
fuels encounter numerous constraints such as ecological contamination and a rising cost.
Integrating renewable energy sources into the tourism industry has emerged as a top priority
in order to enhance economic diversification and provide additional sources of revenue for
the country. This study contends that the incorporation of renewable energy sources, such as
solar, wind, and biomass, into the tourism sector has the potential to bolster and maintain the
growth of tourism in Nigeria. The paper utilised a qualitative approach and employed the
sustainable development theory as the theoretical framework for analysis. The problems of
tourism development in Nigeria include the exorbitant expenses associated with power
generation, particularly with the termination of subsidies. The lack of implementation of
existing renewable energy legislation in Nigeria has a negative impact on the development of
the tourism sector. The report suggests the integration of solar, wind, and biomass renewable
energy technology into the tourism sector as a means to enhance the economic growth of
Keywords: Renewable energy, Sidar, Wind, Bromass Tourism development, Nigeria.

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