Doing Business in Nigeria Becomes Easier,, But It’s Still Tough: Chart


Nigeria became an easier place to do business, jumping the most among Africa’s biggest economies in the World Bank’s Doing Business ranking. The oil producer improved its position by 24 places, but is still rated 145th out of 190 countries as securing electricity supplies, registering property and trading across borders remain challenging. South Africa, which vies with Nigeria to be the continent’s biggest economy, fell eight places to 82.

— With assistance by Ana Monteiro

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.


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