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Working in Nigeria

Nigeria is populous oil rich nation in West Africa with a vibrant economy. The petroleum industry makes the biggest contribution to the nations GDP. Nigerian petroleum products account for 95% of all exports and contribute 35% to the nation’s economy. Because of its major role in Nigeria, the petroleum industry employs almost 10% of the nation’s labour. Apart from oil, Nigeria also has substantial reserves of coal and natural gas.

Based on the above information, professionals engaged in mining and elated engineering can easily find jobs in the country. Interested applicants can find jobs on search engines such as oilcareers.com that focuses entirely on the global petroleum industry. The mining industry is currently overshadowed by petroleum activities but has bright prospects for the future.

Nigeria has huge population and its growth continues at a steady pace. Statistics indicate that one in four Africans is a Nigerian. With such a huge population, keeping everyone fed is a challenge and as such, the agricultural sector is active. For professionals in agriculture interested in gaining experience in the developing world or with food management in large populations, Nigeria is the place for you.

It should be noted that with a population as large as that of Nigeria, employment is restricted to limited categories and unique skill sets. However, in efforts to promote international investment, the government has established various Free Trade Zones (FTZ) within the country. Within the FTZ, establishing business is often faster and requires less bureaucracy. Establishing a business of this nature in the country can be quite a lucrative and worthwhile investment.


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