With a population of more than 200 million people, Nigeria's economy is considered the largest in Africa. As the Nigerian government has intensified its efforts to diversify the local economy and set up a roadmap to improve various sectors, opportunities are opening up for Swiss companies, especially in public infrastructure and high-growth sectors such as machinery, ICT, healthcare, luxury goods and agriculture. Furthermore, Nigeria is also a member of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), which will open many more opportunities once AfCFTA is operational in 2026.
How to do business
Are you considering entering the Nigerian market? Are you already active in Nigeria and need tips, advice or support with your next steps? Do you have technical or regulatory questions?
In this section we provide you with guides, checklists and background information on doing business in Nigeria - specifically for Swiss SMEs and start-ups.
Discover your individual sales potential in Nigeria
Analyse a wide range of data and compare Nigeria to other countries - specifically for your products!
Nigeria offers opportunities in different sectors. In this section we highlight interesting potential for selected Swiss industries and explain how to exploit it.
Find opportunities for your business in Nigeria
Our database is fed by our global network, tender platforms and a wide range of other sources.
Events and Trade Fairs
Especially for SMEs it is important to feel a new market to really understand its potential fit. Our business trips and events take you to the country and our events - webinars or in-person - in Switzerland allow you to exchange with experts and peers and leverage our network for your growth.
Relevant news for Swiss firms
The role of governments for international business is ever increasing. In this section you can find relevant news about market entry in Nigeria.