As a result of the continuous decrease in job opportunities as well as the perceived failure of the educational system, a lot of people have resorted to finding investment opportunities in Nigeria.

It is no longer news that the economy of the country is getting worse by the day and people are now taking investment opportunities as a serious means of acquiring wealth.

Are you also looking to take investment opportunities as a means of acquiring wealth in Nigeria? Then you should read this article.


Here are some of the best investment opportunities in Nigeria from which you can make money:

  1. Education Sector

The education sector is one of the most lucrative and promising investment opportunities in Nigeria that you can take advantage of. Aside from the fact that it has proven to be successful in the past, it also has a high-profit turnover rate.

You can invest in the education sector by establishing a private school(if you have enough capital). A lot of Nigerians have lost faith in the public education system and would rather see their children attend a private school. This is a lucrative opportunity you can bank on.

If you are not financially buoyant, you can still invest in the education sector by setting up a tutorial center. There are a lot of students that are registering for exams like WAEC, NECO, JAMB, e.t.c. and are in need of tutorials. You can easily set up a tutorial center and watch the cash roll in.


  1. Real Estate

Real estate is another investment opportunity in Nigeria you can take advantage of.

One of the basic needs of humans is shelter. People need houses to live in, buildings to work in, shops to sell in, and not to mention but a few. This high demand for shelter makes real estate a very good investment opportunity in Nigeria and even the world at large.

You can make money from real estate in Nigeria by building residential buildings and renting them out for people to live in or industrial buildings for people to work in. You can also buy low-cost buildings, develop them, and sell them at a high price.


  1. Hire Purchase

This kind of investment opportunity involves buying assets and renting them out to individuals or companies that need them for a short period of time.

For example, you can buy vehicles and rent them out to individuals or transport companies at an agreed price and duration. You can also buy equipment that is needed at events like canopies, chairs, tables, e.t.c. and rent them out to event organizers or private individuals looking to hold one event or the other.

While hire purchase is a lucrative investment opportunity for Nigerians to cash in on, it is advisable to only venture into it if you have adequate capital.


  1. Agriculture

Arguably one of the oldest and most traditional means of livelihood in Nigeria in this list, agriculture is a very profitable investment opportunity you can venture into. It thrives on its high success rate and diversity, which ranges from livestock farming to crop farming, snail farming, fish farming, and not to mention but a few.

The good thing about agriculture is that you don’t have to be a farmer to invest in it. With enough capital, you can purchase fertile land and employ experienced farmers to do the rest for you.

As mentioned already, agriculture is one of the oldest and most successful businesses in Nigeria. People are making millions of naira off it. You can be one of them too by investing your money in it.


  1. Foreign Exchange

I’m sure you must have heard about “Forex” on a number of occasions. That is foreign exchange. Forex is basically a global platform(or marketplace) where people exchange national currencies.

Although there are risks involved in Forex, it is still a good investment opportunity you can take.

Before you invest in Forex, make sure you understand how it works, work with a reputable Forex investment firm, and be willing to take risks.


  1. Food

The food industry is another good opportunity you can invest in. Just like a shelter is a necessity(which makes the real estate business lucrative), food is also a necessity, which makes the food industry a pleasant opportunity to venture into.

There are many opportunities available in the food industry. You can open a standard restaurant or eatery where you sell food to people. You can also provide catering services to people or at events/ceremonies. There are basically a lot of options you can explore in the food industry.


  1. Oil and Gas

The oil and gas industry is one of the biggest in Nigeria currently. This makes it an enticing opportunity for investors to invest in.

The only downside to the oil and gas industry as an investment opportunity is the fact that it requires a lot of money to begin with. However, if you have enough capital, you can still take the chance of investing in it.

Some of the areas you can venture into in the oil and gas sector include petroleum transportation, pipe-lining, product marketing, exploitation and exploration, well services, e.t.c.


  1. Mining

Just like the oil and gas industry, the mining industry is also an enticing industry for people looking for investment opportunities. The good thing about the mining industry is that very few Nigerians are currently exploring it and the government is also willing to cooperate with investors that are interested in investing in it.

Some resources you can invest in in the mining industry include columbite, tin, gold, coal, uranium, iron metal, limestone, e.t.c.



There are a lot of investment opportunities in Nigeria, some of which have been listed already in this article. While most of them require a large amount of capital, to begin with, others require both capital and a little bit of expertise from investors. Whichever investment opportunity in Nigeria you wish to take advantage of, ensure you conduct your personal research and check the strength of your pocket before venturing into it.




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