General Facts about Nigeria

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Main Commercial/Industrial Cities: Lagos, Onitsha, Kano, Ibadan, Port Harcourt, Aba, Maiduguri, Jos, Kaduna, Warri, Benin, Nnewi

Major Industrial Complexes: Refineries and Petro-Chemicals: Kaduna, Warri, Port Harcourt, Eleme. Iron and Steel: Ajaokuta, Warri, Oshogbo, Katsina, Jos. Fertilizer: Onne- Port Harcourt, Kaduna, Minna, Kano Liquified Natural Gas : Bonny Aluminium Smelter: Ikot Abasi, Port Harcourt

Main Ports: Lagos (Apapa, Tin-can Island), Warri, Port Harcourt, Onne Deep Sea and Hub Port, Calabar (EPZ)

Main Airports:Lagos, Kano, Port Harcourt, Abuja, Enugu, Kaduna, Maiduguri, Ilorin, Jos, Owerri, Calabar, Yola, Sokoto

Road Network: Over 15,000 km of intercity all weather paved roads, including dual carriage express trunks.

Railways: 2 main lines (South-West to North-East; South-East to North-West) inter-linked and terminatory at Lagos, Port Harcourt, Kaura Namoda, Maiduguri and Nguru. Major junctions at Kaduna, Kafanchan, Zaria. Gauge: 1067mm; Total length 3505 route km.

Energy: Hydro-electric: Kainji, Jebba, Shiroro. Thermal and Gas: Egbin (Lagos), Ughelli, Afam, Sapele, National grid for electricity distribution; National pipeline network with regional depots for petroleum products distribution; National network (pipeline) for distribution of gas (under construction)


Location in the World Map

Nigeria is situated in the West African region and lies between longitudes 3 degrees and 14 degrees and latitudes 4 degrees and 140 degrees. It has a land mass of 923,768 It is bordered to the north by the Republics of Niger and Chad. It shares borders to the west with the Republic of Benin, while the Republic of Cameroun shares the eastern borders right down to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean which forms the southern limits of Nigerian Territory. The about 800km of coastline confers on the country the potentials of a maritime power. Land is in abundance in Nigeria for agricultural, industrial and commercial activities.

Why Invest in Nigeria

  • Market size of more than 170 million within Nigeria and 69 million within bordered-countries

  • Abundant minerals and natural resources for easy access to raw materials

  • Access to large foreign market through various regional and world trade agreements and strategic location in the world

  • Availability of investment-friendly incentives to reduce cost of production

  • Active membership with WTO

  • Nigeria holds significant political relevance in the region and on the international stage

Core Investment Ministries, Departments & Agencies

  • Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade & Investment (FMITI)

  • Federal Ministry of Finance (FMF)

  • Federal Ministry of Transportation

  • Ministry of Budget & National Planning

  • Central Bank of Nigeria
  • Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA)

  • Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC)

  • Nigeria Customs Service (NCS)

  • Nigeria Port Authority (NPA)

  • Nigeria Immigration Services (NIS)

  • Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC)

  • Bank of Industry (BOI)

  • Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)

  • Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON)