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The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) reports that Nigeria is Africa’s leading rice consumer and one of its largest rice producers. It describes rice as an “essential” cash crop for Nigeria, with small-scale farmers accounting for 80% of production but just 20% of consumption. Shifting consumption trends have seen domestic rice demand...

 

The federal government of Nigeria has prioritised agricultural development under its Economic Recovery and Growth Plan, which seeks to create new jobs in labour-intensive sectors including agriculture, boost agriculture’s GDP contribution to more than 8% by 2020, up from current levels of between 3% and 4% annually, and make the country a net...

 

Home to the national capital Abuja – one of the fastest-growing cities in Africa – the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has risen to become a significant investment destination in recent years. Supported by rapid population growth, rising GDP and expanding household consumption, a wide offering of opportunities have arisen across construction,...

 

Following prolonged population growth, infrastructure networks in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) are facing unprecedented demand. A series of new and ongoing works are set to expand the network, and the proposed 2018 budget of the FCT Administration (FCTA) focuses much of its expenditure on infrastructure and transport projects....

 

What measures is the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) taking to increase foreign direct investment in Abuja?