Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law

First Page



Doing business in Nigeria has never been easy. Delays and frustrations are commonplace. Coupled with recent political changes, these formidable considerations may dissuade many potential investors from entering Nigeria. Nigeria, however, has an important role in international economics, which is sure to increase in significance. Thus, American businessmen may find that they cannot afford to ignore Nigeria, despite their inclination to do so. Nigeria's government has taken positive and far-reaching steps to encourage and protect foreign investment in order to better meet the country's economic, social, and political needs. Innovative American businessmen sensitive to local needs can certainly find their own profitable role.