The voting process, which starts at 08:30 local time, will continue until 14:30.
In the country, where approximately 93 million voters are registered, votes will be cast in more than 176,000 ballot boxes established in 36 provinces of the country, as well as the capital Abuja.
Election results will be announced within 24 hours after the polls close.
Due to the long-standing security problems in the country, more than 400,000 security forces take part in the elections.
During the election process, 146 thousand domestic and foreign observers will also serve.
The current President of Nigeria, Mohammed Buhari, cannot be a candidate again due to the fact that he has completed his two-term mandate.
Although 18 candidates will compete for the presidential election, 3 of them stand out.
The ruling party All Progressives Congress candidate, former Lagos Governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu, leader of the main opposition People’s Democratic Party Atiku Abubakar and Labor Party candidate Peter Obi are among the prominent names in the polls.
According to the constitution, the head of state can serve a maximum of 2 terms, while being determined for 4 years.