Our Vision and Mission

The National Competitiveness Council of Nigeria (NCCN) is a private-public effort aimed at enhancing the productivity of businesses operating in Nigeria with the ultimate goal of improved socio-economic outcomes for Nigeria. It is largely driven by the private sector, with government playing a supportive and enabling role.

Following approval by the Federal Executive Council in 2012, the NCCN was inaugurated on February 4th 2013 by Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The Council draws membership from a diverse group of highly accomplished local and international business people, the President’s cabinet, academia, and experts in the competitiveness space. The NCCN has been largely incubated in the private sector with support from strategic resource partners.

In a rapidly globalising world, with its increasing competitive pressures particularly for developing and emerging countries, it has become imperative for nations to put in place vibrant competition strategies if they are to survive and flourish.

The NCCN’s role is to:

  • Generate and sustain a national conversation around competitiveness
  • Develop and implement initiatives that will enhance competitiveness
  • Educate and inform on competitiveness and positively influence policy decisions relevant to competitiveness
  • Consistently produce an annual national competitiveness report
  • Suggest ways through competitiveness initiatives to improve the economic environment in Nigeria with view to boosting national productivity and wealth
  • Provide thought leadership on important issues germane to national competitiveness
  • Improve the productivity of relationships with strategic foreign economic actors and their Nigerian counterparts

In summation, the NCCN’s Mission is to mobilise the private sector with input from government around developing and implementing a clear competitiveness agenda with the aim of boosting collective prosperity in Nigeria.