20 Biggest Companies in Nigeria

20 Biggest Companies in Nigeria

In this article, 20 biggest companies in Nigeria will be listed and discussed.
Nigeria, a country located in the Western part of Africa is known to have so many big companies. These companies support the infrastructure of the country and also provide a certain amount of revenue to the country.

1. MTN Nigeria: MTN Nigeria is responsible for one-third of the company’s revenue. It is a South Africa based multinational mobile telecommunications company.

MTN Nigeria is the largest mobile operator in Nigeria.

2. Nestle Nigeria: Nestle Nigeria is one of the most popular food manufacturing and food marketing companies in Nigeria. It produces products like Milo, Golden Morn, Cerelac, and some other beverages.

3. Shell: Shell is known to be the biggest oil company in Nigeria. This oil company discovered the first oil exploration in 1956 at Oloibiri, Niger Delta.

4. Chevron: Chevron is the second-largest oil company in Nigeria, and it’s one of the largest oil producers in Nigeria, it also serves as a great contribution to Nigeria’s revenue.

5. Total: Total Nigeria Plc is one of the largest oil and gas companies in Nigeria. It is known for its popularity and multinational energy. Total operates in over 130 countries around the world.

6. Dangote Group: Dangote group is a multi trillion naira conglomerate with many of its operations in some African countries. Aliko Dangote is the founder and chairman of Dangote group and he’s the richest man in Africa.

7. Nigerian Breweries: Nigerian Breweries Plc is the largest brewing company in Nigeria. It serves as a huge contribution to the Nigerian market and exports largely to other parts of West Africa.

20 biggest companies in Nigeria

8. Globacom: Globacom limited is a Nigerian multinational telecommunications company owned by Mike Adenuga. In 2018, Glo employed over 3,500 staffs worldwide. Its estimate annual revenue is $454M

9. GTB: Also known as Guaranty Trust Bank is a Nigerian multinational financial institution. It offers online / internet banking, retail banking, corporate banking, investment banking, and asset management services.

GTBank has over 10,000 staffs.

10.  Seplat Petroleum Development Company (SEPLAT): This is a Nigerian independent oil and gas company. It was formed in June 2009 and it is one of the biggest companies in Nigeria.

11. NLNG: Nigeria Limited is liquefied gas company located in Bonny island, Nigeria. This company is also a big company in Nigeria.

12. Unilever: Unilever is one of the oldest multinational companies in Nigeria with its products available in about 190 countries. Some of its products include candy, energy drinks, soft drinks, bottled water, etc.

13. Cadbury: A British multinational confectionery company. It is the second-largest confectionery brand in the world. It operates in over 50 countries worldwide, it products include Dairy milk chocolate, the Crene egg, and so on.

14. First Bank of Nigeria: This is the biggest bank in Nigeria by total deposits and gross earnings. It networks over 750 business locations across Africa, the United Kingdom, Abu Dhabi, Beijing, and Johannesburg. This Nigerian multinational bank has the largest retail client base in Nigeria.

15. Guinness: This is one of the best-selling alcoholic drinks in Nigeria and it makes about €2billion worth of beer annually. It is also of the most successful alcoholic brands worldwide, brewed in about 50 countries.

16. 9mobile: This multinational telecommunication network in Nigeria operates in over 15 countries.

17. Julius Berger: This is a Nigerian construction company with its headquarter at Abuja and other permanent locations in Lagos and Uyo. It has over 18,000 employees from about 40 nations.

18. Equinor: Formerly known as Statoil and StatoilHydro. Its major specialization is petroleum, it operates in 36 states.

19. Halliburton: This is one of the world’s largest oil field service companies in Nigeria. This company approximately employ 55,000 staff, and it spreads over 70 countries.

20. Airtel Nigeria: This is one of the biggest telecommunication networks in Nigeria. It operates in 14 African countries and has over 46.8 million subscribers in Nigeria.

Airtel NG has 26.8% mobile telephone market share.

Please note that this list is based on their market value and job satisfaction, and it is no particular order.


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