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About Nigeria

Nigeria is a federal republic in a West African region and is one of the most prosperous as well as the most populous countries in the region.

As an economy Nigeria ranks in the top 20 largest economies of the world. It is a mixed economy emerging market. The country has large reserves natural resources especially petroleum segments. However, the country is also well known for a well-developed and advanced financial, legal, communications, and transportation segments.

The country also has 30% of employment in the Agriculture segment. Major crops also include beans, sesame, cashew nuts, cassava, cocoa beans, groundnuts, gum Arabic, kolanut, maize (corn), melon, millet, palm kernels, palm oil, plantains, rice, rubber, etc.,

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionWest Africa
Capital CityAbuja
Government TypeFederal Presidential Constitutional Republic
Official LanguagesEnglish, Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba
CurrencyNaira, NGN
Phone Code +234
Important CitiesLagos, Kano, Ibadan, Kaduna, Port Harcourt, Benin City, Maiduguri, Zaria, Aba
National DayIndependence Day (1st Oct)
GDP (nominal)USD 390.002 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking131
Primary Industriescement, oil refining, construction and construction materials, food processing and food products, beverages and tobacco, textiles, apparel and footwear, pharmaceutical products, wood products, pulp paper products, chemicals, ceramic products, plastic and rubber products, electrical and electronic products, base metals: iron and steel, information technology, automobile manufacturing
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsNiger, Chad, Cameroon, Benin
Member ofAfrican Union(AU), Community of Sahel–Saharan States(CEN-SAD), Commonwealth of Nations(CommonWealth), Economic Community of West African States(ECOWAS), Group of 15(G15), Group of 24(G24), Group of 77(G77), Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition(IMCTC), Organisation of African Unity(OAU), Organisation of Islamic Co-operation(OIC), Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries(OPEC), United Nations(UN), World Trade Organization(WTO), South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone(ZPCAS)
Major ExportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Marine Vessels, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Edible Oils & Seeds, Fruits and Nuts, Gems & Jewellery, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Rubber and Products, Plastics and Products, Spices, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components
Major ImportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Machinery & Appliances, Electrical Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Plastics and Products, Cereals & Pulses, Other Products, Chemical Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Books and Papers, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products, Edible Oils & Seeds, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions
Total Exports ValueUSD 63.339 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 60.488 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 2.851 Billion (Excess)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaGlobal System of Trade and Preferences (GSTP), Partial Scope Agreement (PSA) Joint Trade Committee (JTC), Bilateral Trade, Economic & Investment Relations
Major Exports to IndiaMining, Metals & Minerals, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Fruits and Nuts, Edible Oils & Seeds, Vegetables and Related Products, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Spices, Rubber and Products, Silk & Textiles, Electrical Products, Chemical Products, Plastics and Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Cosmetics and Accessories
Major Imports from IndiaMining, Metals & Minerals, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Electrical Products, Other Products, Books and Papers, Plastics and Products, Chemical Products, Silk & Textiles, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Cosmetics and Accessories, Cereals & Pulses, Rubber and Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar
India's Imports ValueUSD 6,692.65 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 5,159.44 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 1 Million (Excess)
Indian Embassy Details for NigeriaHigh Commission of India in Benin and The Ecowas ( Accredited to Nigeria)
H.E. Shri G. Balasubramanian
Honourable High Commissioner
Plot 364, Cadastral Zone, Off Constitution Avenue, Central Business District, Abuja, Nigeria

Office of High Commission of India in Lagos
Mr. Rachit Rawat
Second Secretary
8A, Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island, PMB 80128, Lagos (Nigeria)
00-234-1-4480876, 4480877

Embassy Details of Nigeria in IndiaHigh Comission of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
H.E. Mr. Ahmed Sule
High Commissioner
EP-4, Chandragupta MargChanakyapuriNew Delhi - 110021
+91 11 24122142/44 (O)