Nigeria 2020

Research for this publication began in the wake of elections that saw the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari, who was sworn in on May 2019. The result brought an end to a period of political uncertainty and added new vigor to Africa's largest economy. Nevertheless, despite this new-found stability, Nigeria is still struggling to overcome the impact of years of recession, not to mention the challenges of the low oil price environment and the effects of COVID-19 mitigation measures.

This 188-page publication covers finance, gas and power, oil and exploration, industry, IT and telecoms, transport, construction, real estate, agriculture, health, entertainment, and tourism. It features dozens of interviews, including:

  • Muhammadu Buhari, President, Nigeria
  • Muhammad Mamman Nami, Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS)
  • Emma Wade-Smith, Her Majesty's Trade Commissioner for Africa, UK Department for International Trade (DIT)
  • Yewande Sadiku, Executive Secretary & CEO, Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC)
  • Walter Peviani, Managing Director, Saipem Nigeria
  • Chikezie Nwosu, CEO, Waltersmith Petroman Oil
  • Kassem Ajami, Founder & Managing Director, Saba Steel Industrial Nigeria
  • Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, Director General, National Information Technology, Development Agency (NITDA)
  • Chidi K.C. Izuwah, Director General & CEO, Infrastructure Concession and Regulatory Commission (ICRC)
  • Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odii, CEO & President, Ultimus Holdings
  • Abayomi Ajayi, Managing Director, Nordica Fertility Centre
  • Fatiu Akiolu, Managing Director & CEO, Regno Media


The publication also features a range of articles and analysis, including:

  • Eco currency
  • Nigerian investors
  • COVID-19 and low oil prices
  • Micro-utilities
  • Nigeria and AfCFTA
  • Infrastructure deficit
  • Outbound student tourism
  • Nigerian fashion