Top 10 countries that invested the most in Nigeria in 2020

Top 10 countries that invested the most in Nigeria in 2020

The United Kingdom tops the list of countries that invested in Nigeria in 2020, a report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has shown.

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The report titled Full Year 2020 Capital Importation Report shows that the UK emerged as the top source of capital investment in 2020 with $4.17 billion.

List: Top 10 countries that invested the most in Nigeria in 2020
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson poses with President Buhari during their bilateral meeting at the UK-Africa Investment Summit in London in January 2020. Photo credit: Eddie MULHOLLAND/POOL/AFP
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In this piece, highlights the list of the top 10 countries that invested the most in Nigeria in 2020 and the top 10 that invested the least.

Top Ten Highest

1. United Kingdom - $4.17 billion

2. United Arab Emirates (UAE) - $899.44 million

3. Netherlands - $890.58 million

4. South Africa with - $875.99 million

5. United States - $741.97 million

6. Singapore - $563.11 million

7. Mauritius - $366.69 million

8. Ireland - $152.30 million

9. British Virgin Island - $125.02 million

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10. Congo - $96.00 million

Top Ten Lowest

1. Israel - $0.01 million

2. Oman - $0.01 million

3. Romania - $0.01 million

4. Bermuda - $0.01 million

5. Pakistan - $0.02 million

6. Philippines - $0.04 million

7. Anguilla - $0.10 million

8. Republic of Korea - $0.10 million

9. Malta - $0.12 million

10. Australia - $0.15 million

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Earlier, reported that Lagos remains an investor’s favourite in Nigeria as it topped the list of states that attracted the most investments in 2020, outshining other states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Lagos, Nigeria's economic nerve centre, attracted $8.31 billion in investments.

This represents 85.7 per cent of the total capital inflow into the country in the year 2020.

On the other hand, for two solid years, 11 out of the 36 states in Nigeria failed to attract foreign investments.

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Nurudeen Lawal is a journalist passionate about fact-checking/verification journalism. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature-in-English from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State. As Politics Editor, Nurudeen mostly writes on Nigeria’s political and socio-economic developments. He has attended different workshops, conferences and training on fact-checking and digital reporting, among others. Learn more about him on Twitter, @Nurudeen Lawal_


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