Working in Nigeria

Nigeria has the largest economy in Africa by some margin. It enjoys a diverse mix of strong industries, significant natural resource and excellent trade links. The exports are primarily Oil & Gas, Agriculture products and mechanical parts. The country’s large population, connections to other West African countries and international position mean it continues to grow significantly.

Why work in Nigeria?

Nigeria is the largest economy in West Africa, and the centre of business development in the region. With a large, young and creative population, and excellent connections to local trade partners, Nigeria has grown to become one of the favoured places to work. The country is home to many successful multinational brands from across different industries, making Nigeria one of the best places for diaspora talent in terms of opportunity. If you’re working in Nigeria, you should follow your employer’s local security guidelines. You are strongly advised to take professional security advice, be vigilant at all times and review your security measures regularly. Keep others informed of your travel plans and vary your routines.

Nigeria - Useful Information




Nigerian Naira (NGN)

Dialling Code


Official Languages


Main Airport

Murtala Mohammed International Airport


Nigeria (UTC +01:00)

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How Do I Work In Nigeria?

Work Authorisation and VISA requirements
You will need a VISA to work in Nigeria unless you are a citizen of an ECOWAS nation. It is recommended to obtain employment there before applying, as your new employer can often sponsor your application. You can find out more information by visiting your local embassy website. More information is available using the button below.

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