The Nigerian Directory - THE LIST. A Complete Directory of Notable Companies and Federal Establishments in Nigeria. ~~~~~~~ Nigeria's social and economic life has remained vibrant. With a population of 154 million people (United Nations' estimate), and 'the happiest and most religious people on earth' (British Broadcasting Corporation survey) that is to be expected. Democratic Governance has thrown up a lot of challenges and opportunities. Government as a matter of policy is putting emphasis on attaining a private-sector-driven economy. Privatization and/or commercialization of Government owned Commercial ventures and deregulation of the economy are on course. Although these exercises have experienced some hiccups here and there, the deregulation of the Telecommunication sector and the subsequent introduction of Global System for Mobile Telecommunication is simply a revolution in the country. Small- and Medium-scale Investment Equity Scheme (SMIES), a policy that require Commercial Banks to put aside ten percent to their profit-before-tax for joint equity investment has erected a favourable situation of cash chasing after investors. Moreover with the recent directive from the Central Bank of Nigeria requiring operating banks to have a minimum paid-up Share Capital of 25 billion naira by December 2005, the country will have stronger investment-friendly banking services We advise that you use this directory diligently to reach our Corporate community - manufacturers, providers of equipment, machineries, services, and even the banks and other financial institutions that have the funds. Investment opportunities are bound in Nigeria especially in the Real Sector - Agriculture, Manufacturing, Solid Mineral and Tourism. All you need is THE LIST to meet your marketing, communications, strategic planning and overall business interaction. We sincerely thank our numerous advertisers for their faith in this medium. Do make the very best use of "THE LIST." A Nigerian Directory compiled in Nigeria, printed, published, distributed and marketed world-wide from the United States of America.