Olusegun Abayomi Ogunsanwo & Azeez Akanni Oyelekan

This study examines how Nigeria's sustainable development is impacted by renewable energy sources. Solar, biomass, bio-thermal, and wind energy are the study's four main focal areas. A cross-sectional survey study design is used by the researchers to get a quick overview of the use of renewable energy sources today and its implications for sustainable development. As a result of the unlimited population of renewable energy consumers, data were gathered from credible renewable energy users in Lagos, Kano, Kaduna, and Ogun utilizing a Google Form questionnaire that was filled out and retrieved from 384 participants. With the aid of SPSS version 25, multiple linear regressions were used to examine the collected data. Component factor analysis and Cronbach's alpha statistics were used to assess the psychometric qualities (reliability and validity) of the instrument and it suggests that the instrument was valid and reliable for the study. According to the inferential statistical analysis's adjusted R-square of 0.530, adoption of renewable energy sources accounts for 53% of the variance in Nigeria's sustainable development. Furthermore, the independent factors' combined significant influence on the dependent variable is shown by the F statistic of 41.783, which denotes a significance level of less than 5%. The results highlight the need for focused policy frameworks that promote the use of renewable energy sources and socioeconomic inclusion. For Nigeria's future environment to be more hospitable and economically stable, it is advised to invest more in research and development to maximize technology efficiency and the promotion of community-driven renewable energy projects with diversifying the energy mix and reducing dependence on fossil fuels. Keywords: Bio-mass energy, Bio-thermal energy, Solar energy, Sustainable development, Wind energy 0150