Country Risk Ratings

  • Overall
  • Political
  • Security
  • Operational

The peaceful transfer of power from President Goodluck Jonathan to Muhammadu Buhari avoided a constitutional crisis in 2015, marking an historical step for democracy in Africa’s largest economy. An unexpected delay in the election date and accusations of voter fraud caused many to doubt whether the incumbent would step down if defeated. While those doubts have now subsided, Nigeria faces numerous security challenges ahead, from militant groups kidnapping workers in the oil-rich Niger Delta to the escalating Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast of the country. Buhari’s victory in the presidential election was widely seen as referendum on the former administration’s policies, and he has pledged tackle corruption and defeat Boko Haram. Since coming to power, Buhari has increased military operations and sought international support to combat the growing insurgency, which threatens regional stability.

We have the ability to support clients at every stage of their business cycles in Nigeria, from early stage market scoping, through to establishing a business on the ground, and monitoring and managing risk as the business evolves and adapts to a constantly changing environment. Some of the services we offer in Nigeria include:

  • Security Master Planning
  • Secure Journey Management
  • Site Security Assessment
  • Threat and risk assessment
  • Security Reporting
  • Embedded security managers
  • Market research, commercial due diligence, partner vetting and feasibility studies
  • Technical and information security services