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Singapore firm to invest $100m in Akwa Ibom

A Singapore- based investment organisation, Ashdene Associates Nigeria, has signed an agreement with the Akwa Ibom State Government on agricultural development, infrastructural expansion and consolidation worth about $100 million investment. At the signing of the memoranda of understanding (MoU) at the governor’s office, Uyo, the State Governor, Udom Emmanuel said his administration was committed to […]

Singapore firm to invest $100m in Akwa Ibom

SON partners NCS to curb substandard products influx into Nigeria

The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) and Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) have concluded arrangements to fight importation of substandard products into the country. SON and NCS entered into the collaboration during the visit of the acting Director General of SON, Dr. Paul Angya to the NCS, Zonal Coordinator Zone ‘C’, Assistant Comptroller General of Customs […]

SON partners NCS to curb substandard products influx into Nigeria

Europe, others may shun perishable cargoes from Nigeria

Perishable cargoes/vegetables exporters have counted their losses over the recent shut down of export sheds at the cargo areas of Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos by the Nigeria Customs Service without considering its effect on delicate exports. The exporters expressed worry that such interruptions portend grave danger for the economy’s agro-allied produce, adding that as […]

Europe, others may shun perishable cargoes from Nigeria

 

The Federal Republic of Nigeria, known as Nigeria, is Africa’s most populous country. Globally, Nigeria is 10th largest by population having approximately 137,253,133 million people and a GDP of $238.920 billion. Nigeria shares land borders with the Republic of Benin, Chad and Cameroon, Niger and the Gulf of Guinea.


The most popular African business destination is Nigeria, second only to South Africa. The Nigerian currency is the Naira. (1.00 EUR = 207.30 NGN) 

The country has abundant resources waiting to be responsilby exploited. The market is large and includes 120 million people in sub-Saharan Africa. The potential market stretches into the growing West Africa sub-region.

As of December 31, 2012 the Nigerian Stock Exchange had 198 listed companies with a total market capitalization of approximately N8.9 trillion ($57 billion).

The Nigerian Government has created a free market economy for business and industrial ventures signaling a favorable environment for streamling administrative and bureaucratic procedures. This will lead to a dynamic private sector, in turn assuring great opportunities under the present economic environment.

A CFO Community is now being initiated in Nigeria. Are you a trusted advisor or supplier to the CFO Office? Perhaps you will join us in supporting the launch of CFO Nigeria - Contact us here.

Blog Posts

Bikash Prasad, CFO South and East Africa at Olam International: Contributing to Africa’s agricultural future

“Africa should be a net food exporter, but it is a net importer at the moment,” says Bikash Prasad, CFO South and East Africa at Olam International, a Singapore-headquartered integrated supply chain managing firm and processor of agricultural products and food ingredients. The Durban-based Prasad has a passion for the continent. “We want to play an important role in the growth of Africa,” he says. 

Olam International started in 1989 as a cashew nut producer in Nigeria and…

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Posted by CFO Nigeria on September 23, 2015 at 13:00

CFO of the Week: MTN’s Brett Goschen, part 2: stick to ethical business in Africa

After conquering Nigeria and Ghana for MTN in various CFO and CEO roles, Brett Goschen was ‘redeployed’ last year as Group CFO. Today we publish PART 2 of an exclusive interview with Goschen, in which he explains how to successfully do business in West Africa.

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Posted by CFO Nigeria on September 21, 2015 at 13:00

CFO of the Week: MTN’s Brett Goschen, part 1: successfully playing devil’s advocate

After conquering Nigeria and Ghana for MTN in various CFO and CEO roles, Brett Goschen was ‘redeployed’ last year as Group CFO. Today we publish PART 1 of an exclusive interview with Goschen, in which he talks about the business support role of a CFO and the challenges a mobile…

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Posted by CFO Nigeria on September 20, 2015 at 13:00

Going to Ghana? Why CFOs shouldn’t lose out

Last week on the plane from Accra to Amsterdam, the lady next to me asked me: “Do you work for a NGO or for the government?” “Neither, I represent a private company and I just visited our branch office in Ghana”, I replied. This question from my fellow traveler illustrates the out-of-date image that many people still have of Africa: Africa as the continent where aid dominates the economy and all countries are the same.

Obviously, this image does not comply with reality.…

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Posted by CFO Nigeria on September 19, 2015 at 13:00

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Bikash Prasad, CFO South and East Africa at Olam International: Contributing to Africa’s agricultural future

“Africa should be a net food exporter, but it is a net importer at the moment,” says Bikash Prasad, CFO South and East Africa at Olam International, a Singapore-headquartered integrated supply chain managing firm and processor of agricultural products and food ingredients. The Durban-based Prasad has a passion for the continent. “We want to play an important role in the growth of Africa,” he says. Olam International started in 1989 as a cashew nut producer in Nigeria and still has a strong…See More
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CFO of the Week: MTN’s Brett Goschen, part 2: stick to ethical business in Africa

After conquering Nigeria and Ghana for MTN in various CFO and CEO roles, Brett Goschen was ‘redeployed’ last year as Group CFO. Today we publish PART 2 of an exclusive interview with Goschen, in which he explains how to successfully do business in West Africa.Click…See More
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Dick Borsboom, Regional CFO Dangote Industries: Employees key to success

“Employees are the key to success in every company,” says Dick Borsboom, the Nigeria-based Regional CFO for Dangote Industries in East and Southern Africa. The Dutch national is an experienced finance leader and joined cement firm Dangote in August 2012 to broaden his horizons even further. Borsboom has a lot of great tips for Nigerian and other African CFOs, many of them boiling down to engaging staff in decision making. “Negative management – do this or else – is something we should move away…See More
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Bonface Ndawala - Group Financial Control Executive Globacom: "The CFO’s job is going to get more complicated in the future"

The fastest growing telecommunication company in sub-Saharan Africa, Globacom provides world class cutting edge technology and designs telecom solutions to suit the needs of various publics, irrespective of size. As a company, Globacom recently made history as the first single company to build an $800 million high-capacity fiber-optic cable, known as Glo-1. It is the first successful submarine cable from the United Kingdom to Nigeria; and it will decrease telecom costs and provide very reliable…See More
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