Industry & Mining

Nigeria 2019 Industry & Mining

Nigeria presents considerable potential to return high yields on investment in the manufacturing industry. The administration has introduced a range of incentives to launch and broaden activities in various manufacturing segments, including agro-processing, biofuels, cement and automobiles. Coupled with the country’s broad resource base, the large and growing working-age population and the government’s renewed commitment to diversifying the economy through industrial development, conditions are right to achieve the ambitious output, employment and export rates proposed in plans like the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan. As for the mining sector, home to abundant, untapped reserves, and increasingly the focus of pro-business policies, the sector is poised for robust near and midterm growth as investors move to capitalise on opportunities in iron ore, gold, zinc and lead, among others. This chapter contains an interview with Jean-Marc Ricca, Managing Director, BASF West Africa; and a roundtable with Chris McAllister, Managing Director, British American Tobacco Nigeria and West Africa; Ben Langat, Managing Director, FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria; and Yaw Nsarkoh, Executive Vice-President Ghana and Nigeria, Unilever.

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Challenging the complexity: Jean-Marc Ricca, Managing Director, BASF West Africa, on the challenges of localisation and regulation for manufacturers