Nigeria

Summary

Nigeria is Africa’s biggest country by population and its second largest economy. It has the world’s 10th largest proven oil reserves and the 9th largest natural gas reserves. The UK-Nigeria trade relationship was worth £4 billion in 2015 and has the potential to grow significantly in the future. Nigeria is therefore a significant trade and investment partner for the UK in Africa. However, Nigeria faces a number of challenges to its future growth and development. Conflict continues to affect its oil-rich delta region and there is a violent Islamist insurgency in its north-east which has caused a humanitarian crisis. Despite significant natural resources, around a third of Nigerians (60 million) live below the national poverty line with around another third just above; many of them are highly vulnerable and at risk of being trafficked to the UK. The government of Nigeria is taking the lead to tackle these issues, but struggles with corruption, as well as the necessary capacity and resources. The UK is focused on helping Nigeria overcome these challenges.

FCDO Profile

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Top projects in Nigeria

People with access to financial services as a result of DFID support.

204K

2015 - 2020 Source Information
Children supported to gain a decent education.

411K

2015 - 2020 Source Information
Women and girls using modern methods of family planning through DFID support.

933K

2015 - 2020 Source Information
People reached with humanitarian assistance (food aid, cash and voucher transfers) through DFID support.

1.16M

2015 - 2020 Source Information
Children under 5, women (of childbearing age) and adolescent girls reached by DFID through nutrition-related interventions.

14.2M

2015 - 2020 Source Information
People with sustainable access to clean water and/or sanitation through DFID support.

7.52M

2015 - 2020 Source Information

Sectors and budgets in Nigeria

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Sectors

Sectors groups as a percentage of country budgets according to the Development Assistance Committee's classifications.

Budget

Programme budget total by year approved at the Programme level to date.

Current finacial year - 2023/2024 £71.2M

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Partner(s) Active Programmes