Manufacturing Industries

The priority area of industrial investment which are favoured in the administration of government industrial incentives are those described here-below:

(i) Industries which can either immediately or in a few years time source their raw materials locally e.g. in the agro and agro-allied sub-sectors for which there are abundant natural resources in Nigeria, including food preparations, e.g. fruit drinks, cereal milling, feed mills and vegetable oil processing;

(ii) Industries which support food production programmes through local manufacture of chemicals, equipment and light commercial vehicles in particular, and chemical as well as petrochemical based manufacturing industries in general;

(iii) Industries with multiplier effect such as flat sheet mills and machine tools industry including foundries and engineering industries for spare parts production;

(iv) Basic industries and petrochemical and liquidified natural gas projects in which the government welcomes foreign partners;

(v) Processing of local agricultural produce and minerals into industrial raw materials as manufactured intermediate goods required by existing industries in Nigeria;

(vi) Investment in research institutes particularly in the area of adaptive research and commercialization of local inventions;

(vii) There are nine (9) priority sub-systems that possess the ability to stimulate the laying of a favourable industrial base and provide a catalyst to industrialization in Nigeria. These pilot sub-systems are:-

  • Foundry and forges;
  • Metal fabrication;
  • Pharmaceutical;
  • Food processing;
  • Leather and leather products;
  • Textiles and wearing apparels
  • Non-metallic building materials – bricks, ceramics and glass.

The Government of Nigeria welcomes investors’ participation not only in these but also in the following project areas: –

  • Gemstone cutting and polishing;
  • Gold processing;
  • Mineral benefication plants for gypsum talc, kaolin, marble, dolomite, baryte;
  • Mini-sugar production plants;
  • Cement production;
  • Lead and zinc;
  • Refractory bricks;
  • Processing of salt from sea water;
  • Sodium tripolphosphate production;
  • Small/ medium scale plant for sheet metal production;
  • Long fibre pulp/kraft paper production;
  • Bottled mineral water;
  • Mining of industrial minerals;
  • Telecommunication

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