Nigeria

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Chapter | Kaduna from The Report: Nigeria 2022

The state of Kaduna was founded in 1912 by British colonial ruler Lord Frederick Lugard. Throughout its colonial history, it served as the political, administrative and economic centre of the north of Nigeria. As an academic centre with many tertiary educational institutions, Kaduna earned the nickname “the Centre of Learning”. In recent years state authorities have worked to develop Kaduna’s...

Chapter | Health and Education from The Report: Nigeria 2022

While Nigeria has made notable progress on several major wellness indicators in recent years, the country is grappling with health and social consequences stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic, in addition to structural challenges related to its public health system and the rollout of universal health care (UHC). However, with Nigeria’s large and young population, the longer-term prospects for...

Chapter | Transport and Logistics from The Report: Nigeria 2022

Although transport networks have historically been underfunded, the government is prioritising their development, as enhanced connectivity is key to supporting growth in non-oil sectors. Demand for transport is set to rebound in the second half of 2021 as the economy reopens and the African Continental Free Trade Area is in force. The most significant gains in the coming years are expected in...

Chapter | Construction & Real Estate from The Report: Nigeria 2022

Construction in Nigeria has recently been constrained by relatively low public investment and high operating costs. Moreover, its real estate sector experienced a challenging 2020, characterised by a drop in demand, movement restrictions and global supply chain disruptions. However, renewed prioritisation of infrastructure projects – particularly in energy, housing and transport – is expected...

Chapter | Retail from The Report: Nigeria 2022

The Nigerian retail market remains fragmented and dependent on informal sales channels such as neighbourhood markets and kiosks, which account for 90% of retail activity. As in most emerging markets, the bulk of household expenditure in Nigeria is directed towards food. But with traditional in-person shopping limited by lockdowns, and many households facing tighter budgets, the sector...

Chapter | ICT from The Report: Nigeria 2022

Nigeria is one of Africa’s largest ICT markets in terms of its share of telecoms subscribers and internet users, and this sector is set to grow in 2021, even as other areas of the economy remain constrained by the pandemic. ICT is being prioritised as part of the country’s longer-term goal of developing a digital economy supported by its large, youthful population. Indeed, the government has...

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