Nigeria is located in Western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Benin and Cameroon. This oil-rich country is Africa’s most populous, with over 170 million people. Nigeria is a member of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), presenting opportunities to foreign investors involved in the oil industry. The government however is working toward developing stronger public-private partnerships for roads, agriculture, and power, in order to move away from its dependence on oil. The country’s GDP rose strongly in 2007-11 because of growth in non-oil sectors and robust global crude oil prices. can assist you in incorporating a company in Nigeria, allowing you to access this exciting market.

Forming a company in Nigeria – what are the main features?

  • A range of incentives are available in special economic zones, including exemption from all federal, state and local government taxes for up to three years, duty-free import of raw materials for finished goods destined for re-export
  • Nigerian companies accesses double taxation treaties with a number of countries including France, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK, to support Nigeria company formation
  • 100% foreign ownership is permitted with Nigeria company formation
  • Nigeria has a low minimum capital requirement of 100,000 naira
  • The company must have a registered business address within Nigeria
  • The minimum number of directors is two and maximum number 50 for private companies
  • There is no maximum number of directors for public companies


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