Welcome to the Website of the High of the Federal Republic of NIgeria in Singapore
This website will avail to you with resourceful information, on investment, political and consular and as well as how to do business in Nigeria.
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2016 has been a significant year for Nigeria, as President Muhammad Buhari, emerged as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. It was the first time in the history of Nigeria that an opposition party had won an elelction and both leaders were ready for the historic transition. As it was expected, Nigerians have very high expectations for the new government, ensuring that the government takes proactive measures to ensure inclusivity in the economic growth.
President Muhammad Buhari has vowed to fight corruption, which majority of Nigerians believe is mainly to blame for the increased income gap. A new climate for change has been ushered into the Nigerian socioeconomic landscape, under the leadership of President Muhammad Buhari’s administration, based on the economic policies put in place.
Diplomatic relations between Nigeria and Singapore was established on, 20 April 1970. The mutual respect and cooperation existing between both countries culminated in the establishment of a Diplomatic Mission by the Nigerian Government in January 2000 with a resident High Commissioner. Since then, Nigeria and Singapore have maintained excellent relations and have supported each other in international fora.
The Nigeria High Commission efforts in attracting Foreign Direct Investment into Nigeria from Singapore will further consolidate bilateral relations between Nigeria and Singapore and take the relations to a greater height for the mutual benefit of both countries. Also, people to people relations has continued to grow tremendously. Nigeria is currently looking beyond Africa in forging new political and economic relations in international affairs.
Nigeria Economic Overview
Nigeria has a population of 170 million and a demographic growth rate of 3% annually. Nigeria has one of the youngest population in the world with an average age of about 18 years. It was also projected that in 2070, Nigeria would have the third largest population in the world.
As you may be aware, Nigeria is the largest economy in Africa and considered to be the most preferred destination for investment in Africa. Nigeria has the largest consumer market in the West African region worth about US$160 billion. Nigeria provides access to a larger market in the ECOWAS and Central Africa sub regions. According to an UNCTAD report Nigeria has 7% rate of return on investment, which is rated fourth highest globally.
Nigeria is also very strategic to the ECOWAS sub region, not just because of the quantum of economic activities involving Nigeria and its neighbours, but by other factors, which contribute to its key position in the region. These factors include the geometric location of Nigeria in Africa. Nigeria is equidistant by land to Central Africa and East Africa and by sea to the southern African countries. Nigeria has 853 kilometre of coastline, considered to be a huge investment potential for the Maritime, Tourism and Hospitality industries.
The information on this website is just the tip of the iceberg, if you an investor and wish to invest in Nigeria. We hope you find the content very informative, interesting and exciting. Feel free to contact the High Commission for more information. Thank you.
Mrs. Zainab Zakari-Awami,
Chargé d’ Affaires a.i.
Nigeria High Commission
137 Cecil Street #11-02/05, Hengda Building, Singapore 069537 Singapore 0
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