3.5 Nigeria Food and Additional Suppliers

Ample supplies of staple foods can be procured on the local market. Generally, there is a wide variety of foods and most suppliers stock the same items which tend to keep price competitive. Quality and pace of supply can be limited depending on the timing of procurement. 

Other goods and services are also readily available with varying quality and quantity. There would be the ability to scale-up if required as unprohibited items can be imported reasonably quickly. Albeit at a higher price, for relief items eligible for tax exemptions, it should be noted that items may be procured locally in less time than it takes to obtain the necessary import exemption paperwork from Government offices that generally tend to encourage locally produced products over imports. 

The manufacturing sector is dominated by the production of food, beverages and tobacco, with sugar and bread products generating the greatest value of output. Manufacturing in Nigeria is beset with challenges; chief among them is power supply. Most firms rely on “emergency” power generators to run seamless operations, adding to costs. There are also regulatory issues, a multiplicity of taxes, and trade facilitation issues, and supply variability of rain-dependent agricultural inputs among others. Infrastructure in the transport sector is also a constraint. 

The government is seeking to encourage the sector through port reforms, import bans, facilitation of cheaper funding and ease of doing business initiatives.  


Generic country information can be located from sources which are regularly maintained and reflect current facts and figures. For a general overview of country data related to the service and supply sectors, please consult the following sources: 

The Observatory of Economic Complexity – MIT (OEC): 

Other relevant links 

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Please note: WFP / Logistics Cluster maintain complete impartiality and are not in a position to endorse, comment on any company's suitability as a reputable service provider. 

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