- Nigeria is Number 2 in West Africa for industrial cluster development– “World Competitiveness Report 2015”.
The top cluster destinations in Nigeria include Yaba (ICT), Nnewi (automotive), Otigba (technology), Onitsha (plastics), and Kano (leather).The Nigeria Industrial Revolution Plan (NIRP) was designed to facilitate the development of industrial cities, parks, and clusters while focusing on making hard infrastructure available within these industrial zones. The current administration is fully committed to implementing the NIRP.
“I am in Lagos because of the vibrant developer and entrepreneurial ecosystem that you have here…” Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook Founder/CEO) on his visit to Yabacon Valley in Lagos
Yabacon Valley is emerging as a major information and communication technology cluster in Africa. It is home to over 30 technology startups that are changing the face of information and communication technology in Africa. The cluster has attracted hundreds of support organisations including banking institutions, educational institutions, technology, angel investors, venture capitalists, and enthusiasts.
Nnewi Automotive Parts Industrial Cluster
The Nnewi Automotive Parts industrial cluster is a huge success story in Nigeria. This industrial cluster exports automotive parts to countries in the West African sub-region as well as other international destinations.
Otigba Computer Village
The Otigba Computer Village was developed in 1995, and covers an area of some 325km2 in Ikeja, Lagos and provides for the sale, service and repair of ICT products and components, particularly to the Lagos industrial base. Increasingly the Otigba cluster is meeting West African market demand with some 392 SMEs employing more than 3,000 workers. The cluster development has been characterized by significant inter-firm co-operation and joint action.
Onitsha plastic cluster
Onitsha is a very dynamic city and has the highest concentration of manufacturers in Eastern Nigeria with products ranging from pharmaceuticals to paints, and from plastics to chemicals. It attracts trading partners from the rest of the country and different parts of the West African sub-region. The plastic cluster in Onitsha is known as the Osakwe industrial cluster, it is situated at Awada layout in Onitsha and has about 75 businesses employing over 1,800 workers.
Free Trade Zones
The Nigerian Export Processing Zones Authority is the agency responsible for promoting and facilitation local and international investments into license free zones in Nigeria.
Free Trade Zones in Nigeria
|Name||Location||Developer||Land Size (ha)||Status|
|Calabar Free Trade Zone (CFTZ)||Cross River||Federal Government||220||Operational|
|Kano Free Trade Zone (KFTZ)||Kano||Federal Government||463||Operational|
|Tinapa Free Zone & Resort||Cross River||PPP||265||Operational|
|Snake Island International Free Zone||Lagos||Nigerdock Plc.||59.42||Operational|
|Maigatari Border Free Zone||Jigawa||State Government||214||Operational|
|Ladol Logistics Free Zone||Lagos||GRML||n/a||Operational|
|Airline Services EPZ||Lagos||Private||n/a||Operational|
|Sebore Farms EPZ||Adamawa||Private||2,000||Operational|
|Ogun Guandong FTZ||Ogun||PPP||10,000||Operational|
|Lekki Free Zone||Lagos||State Government||n/a||Operational|
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