General Electric (GE) has been operating in Nigeria for over 40 years, with businesses spanning a number of key sectors including aviation, power, oil and gas, healthcare, and rail transportation. In the past five years, there has been a renewed focus on the country with an eye on new service facilities and employment of more local talent to expand the company’s capabilities. GE’s portfolio of technology solutions is well aligned with Nigeria’s infrastructure needs, and is contributing to economic development and improved quality of life in the region.
Today, GE in Nigeria employs over 900 people, 90% of whom are Nigerians and serves over 100 public and private sector customers from its offices in Lagos, Port Harcourt, Onne and Abuja.
In 2009, GE signed a Country-to-Company (C2C) agreement with the Federal Government of Nigeria to support the financing, design and building of infrastructure and capacity across key sectors of the economy, including rail, power and healthcare.
In 2014, this agreement was renewed for another five years at the Head of States conference in Washington, DC. GE is committed to supporting Nigeria’s Vision 2020 goals in sectors and the C2C entails:
Power Generation: Partnering with the Ministry of Power to support the development of 10GW of power over the next ten years.
Healthcare: Partnering with the Ministry of Health to support the development of diagnostic centers in Nigeria.
Transportation: Partnering with the Ministry of Transportation to modernize and expand Nigeria’s locomotive fleet.