The National Competitiveness Council of Nigeria has released Nigeria’s first Sub-National Competitiveness Index. It is a two year research into the factors that drive competitiveness in Nigeria’s 36 states and the FCT. Ford Foundation and the Tony Elumelu Foundation funded the research. The research covered more than 2,000 businesses, 8,000 households, 400 indicators and 4 pillars.
- Pillar #1 is Human Capital which covers education, migration, gender equality and heath: Delta State is #1 and Gombe is #37.
Pillar #2 is Infrastructure which covers roads, electricity, airport, telecom, waste and water: Rivers is #1 and Zamfara is #37
Pillar #3 is Economy which covers access to finance, state finances, business-sophistication and tax: Lagos is #1 and Bayelsa is #37
Pillar #4 is Institutions which covers security, transparency, justice, corruption and permits. Niger is #1 and Kwara is #37.
- State Ranking: Lagos is #1 and Borno is #37.