The Boston Consulting Group has opened an office in the Nigerian city of Lagos, its fourth in Africa. The country is currently in dire need for infrastructure upgrades and development; the firm will seek to win infrastructure contracts on the local and national level – and has an ambition to grow to more than 60 staff by 2020.
Nigeria is one of the world’s fastest growing countries in the world, its 2013 population of 173 million is set to grow by a 100 million by 2030. Lagos is Nigeria’s largest city – the conurbation of Lagos is, by unofficial estimate, home to more than 20 million. Lagos is also one of the richest cities in Africa, and boosts a strong financial sector – home to most of Nigeria’s commercial banks, financial institutions, and the headquarters of major corporations.