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August 2016

Africas top investment destination Nigeria has recorded breakneck growth this decade and has become the most favored investment destination in Africa.

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Nigeria is a leading petroleum producer and exporter. It is the 12th largest producer of petroleum in the world and the 8th largest exporter. Nigeria also has one of the world's largest proven natural gas and petroleum reserves and is a founding member of OPEC.

 Nigeria after transitioning from a military dictatorship to a democracy has grown tremendously. The stable political climate is a boon for the Nigerian economy as it was one of the biggest hindrances to foreign investment in the country. With a population of over 130 million it is the largest in Africa and tenth largest in the world. The country has seen a rise in foreign direct investment as is turning out to be a top destination for foreign capital in Africa. Nigeria recently moved up to become the largest economy in Africa with a GDP of over 500 billion dollars. Nigeria has seen high economic growth since 2005 and it continues to build on this to further growth. The Nigerian Capital Market remains a veritable channel through which foreign capital is being injected into the economy; majority of the investments listed in the Nigerian Capital Market are investments with foreign equity participation. With further investment flowing into Nigeria the markets look upbeat and have shown continuous year on year gains. With the continued stabilization of the macro-economic indicators, FDI inflow for the year 2013 is projected to increase by a minimum of 18% as against the value of 2013 (US$20.62 billion).

 Tremendous investment opportunity exists in the solid minerals sector. Mineral resources that are present in Nigeria but not yet fully exploited are coal and tin. Other natural resources in the country include iron ore, limestone, niobium, lead, zinc, and arable land. Agricultural products include groundnuts, palm oil, cocoa, coconut, citrus fruits, maize, millet, cassava, yams and sugar cane.

Certain sectors in Nigerian economy are in need of investment to reduce the reliance of hydro-carbon based revenues. Sectors like Agriculture,Health care, Textiles, Manufacturing, Mining, Chemicals and ICT presents a host of investment opportunities ready for the taking.This report on the outlook for lucrativeinvestment areas reviews the potential future returns, technological advancements, regulations and market responses so as to provide a detailed but clear perspective on the potential implications for the growth prospects of these sectors for the next five years using past historical data and analysis.

 Key questions that will be answered:

1) What are the high growth investments in Nigeria?

2) What kind of growth can these sectors see in the next five years?

3) With investments pouring in how will the Nigerian stock market react and which companies stand to gain?

4) Is there a viable market for these goods and services?

5) Do any kinds of entry barriers exist?

6) How much can one invest in these sectors?

7) Financial analysis of expected returns?

8) Financial analysis and forecasts in these sectors?

9) What are the regulations in place?

10) What kinds of support in terms of SOPs are present in these sectors?

Who will benefit from this report?

  SECTOR/INDUSTRY BENEFITS
  Agriculture The companies involved in private agriculture can learn from this report the areas they need to focus on and redirect their focus on the profitable ventures existing in the country.
  Mining Nigeria has huge untapped mineral deposits and has the potential to become the worlds largest exports in key minerals in the next decade.
  Manufacturing Companies who manufacture heavy capital goods , textiles and chemicals would be interested as this country as Nigeria currently lacks the technical know-how to perform these operations.
  Information , Communication and Technology In keeping with Nigerias NEEDS initiative launched by its President in 2003 the government is gearing up the revamp their technological infrastructure in connectivity, e-government, e-education and e-health with the added benefit of eliminating corruption from the country.
  Health care With some of the worst health care statistics in the world Nigeria needs investment in this sector on a priority basis. This report will highlight the current state of the sector and its growth potential.
  Institutional investors ,Private Equity firms ,Traders Nigeria has shown a continuous uptick in the stock market. With Europe and US markets still recovering from the 2007 market crash, Nigeria has shown high year on year gains and has become a veritable destination of foreign equity investors investing in Africa.
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