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The first case of Covid-19 in Nigeria was recorded on February 27, 2020 in Lagos, and as of end-September 2021 around 205,800 confirmed cases and 2720 deaths had been recorded. The country experienced its first wave of the virus in the middle months of 2020, a larger wave at the end of 2020 and into 2021, and a third wave emerged in July 2021.

The history of the state of Kaduna dates back to 1912, when the capital city of Kaduna was founded by British colonial ruler Lord Frederick Lugard on the largely uninhabited plains of Zaria. The city and state are named after the river Kaduna, one of the two major tributaries of the Niger River that feeds into the plains. The river’s name itself most likely derives from the...

Kaduna is actively seeking to attract investors to the agriculture sector, promoting a number of opportunities. The Kaduna Investment Promotion Agency (KAPIDA) has identified about 2.5m ha of uncultivated land with abundant water resources to support commercial farming, livestock and fishery businesses, and welcomes investors to take advantage of the state’s potential. Indeed...

In what ways did NAFDAC contribute to the country’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout?


Where are the priorities for 2021 in terms of infrastructure development?

Nigeria has prioritised improving its business climate in recent years, with an emphasis on developing its logistics and trade facilities. These efforts have paid off, with the country having the 10th-most improved ranking in the 2020 edition of the World Bank’s ease of doing business index. Improving 15 places from 2019, Nigeria’s overall score placed it 131st out of 190...

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