How to Apply for Environmental Impact Assessment in Nigeria



  1. Project proponent should submit evidence of payment to the Federal Ministry of Environment, Environmental Assessment Department, and collect project registration/Notification form.
  2. Proponent return completed EIA registration form with EIA Terms of Reference (ToR) and comprehensive project proposal for the proposed project to the ministry.

Initial Environmental Examination (IEE)

  1. Site verification of the proposed project location is conducted by the Ministry
  2. Scoping of the project
  3. EIA screening of the project scope and ToR alongside with the report of the site verification for the EIA categorization

Evaluation and Analysis

  1. The EIA study is carried out including baseline environmental data gathering and laboratory analysis of collected samples witnessed by the Ministry –two seasons.
  2. Submission of hard copies (depending on magnitude & category) and an electronic copy of the draft EIA report to the Ministry.
  3. The draft EIA report is displayed for public review and participation depending on the EIA category the report is classified.
  4. The draft EIA report is reviewed by an independent Panel of Experts with relevant regulators (the review level depends on the category of the project).
  5. The approval or disapproval of the EIA of the product by the Ministry base on the recommendations of the independent panel of experts.
  6. The final EIA report is produced by the proponent
  7. Submission and approval of the final EIA report for issuance of EIA certificate and EIS. Impact Mitigation Monitoring (IMM)
  8. Impact Mitigation Monitoring is carried out on the project by the Ministry in collaboration with states MENV and Local Government s to ensure the implementation of:
    • Conditions of approval
    • Implementation of mitigation measure
    • EMP
  1. At the commissioning of the project decommissioning IMM is close-out for the environmental compliance monitoring.
  2. Publication of the EIS of the project
  3. EIA Audit of the project is conducted and reviewed every three years during the project operational life cycle.


  1. This is carried out at the end of the project life cycle.


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Project proponent are required to pay a registration fee of N50, 000 payable to Federal Ministry of Environment, Environmental Assessment Department in TSA (

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EIA Contact Personnel: Director, Environmental Assessment Department

Email Address:

Phone Number: (+234) 0803 331 6437

Office: Environmental Assessment Dept, Environment House, Independence Way, Central Area, Abuja