Nigeria, the giant of Africa, has several functional IT (Information Technology) companies that have kept growing over the years. These companies are already meeting up with other standard IT companies of the world today.
Technology is a driving force behind any developed country of the world. It is no doubt that countries that have good technological infrastructure are usually progressive and export driven. Nigeria is a breeding ground for flourishing technology companies, thanks to the rising profile of the country’s middle class, which is the largest in Africa.
Currently, these are the Top 28 IT companies making the rounds in Nigeria. This article up contains a compilation of the top IT companies in Nigeria. You will find it informative. The following is an incomplete list of notable IT companies in Nigeria.
They are specialists in several areas, like collaboration, telepresence and unified communication. They are also into security, wireless connectivity and unified communication. They are also into security, wireless connectivity and networking. They have up to 10,000 employees in their company across the nation. They are not limited to Nigeria; they are international. Their website is at www.cisco.com
InterSwitch Limited is an indigenous company founded in 2002. This tech company is an integrated payment and transaction processing company, whose services involve the provision advisory services, technology integration, transaction processing and payment infrastructure to banks, government, and corporate bodies. Interswitch is located at Oke Awo close, Victoria, Island, Lagos. You can reach Inter switch via its website www.interswitch.com.
This is yet another international information technology company in Nigeria. They have specialities in several areas, like security, ERP, CRM and business analytics & optimisation. They equally offer IT consultancy and several other IT services. They have up to 10,000 employees in their company. Their website is at www.ibm.com
Needless to say, Microsoft is yet another leading IT company, and they have their operation centre in Nigeria. They are involved in providing various IT-related services, like cloud computing, Smartphone technology, hardware manufacturing and developer tools. They are engaged in design tools and software programming too. Microsoft is a big multinational company with over 10,000 employees. Their website is at www.microsoft.com
MTN Nigeria is part of the MTN group, a South African domiciled multinational company whose subsidiaries cuts across the length and breadth of Africa. MTN Nigeria commenced operations in 2001 after securing its GSM license from the NCC. Their primary services include the provision of GSM, data, international roaming and mobile phone retail services. The major advantage going for MTN is its extended network coverage, which is the best amongst the telecoms operators in the country. MTN Nigeria is headquartered at Golden Plaza Ikoyi, Lagos and its website is www.mtnonline.com.
This is yet another original equipment manufacturing IT company. Their speciality includes IT security, print services and software development. They are equally involved in IT services, servers, storage and computer manufacturing. They are multi-nation and have over 10,000 people in their employment. Their
the website is at www.hp.com
This original equipment manufacturing company has expertise and speciality in various other aspects aside hardware manufacturing. They are involved in VPN services and data loss prevention. They equally ensure intrusion prevention and provide firewall services. They are top class when it comes to network security.
They have up to 5000 people in their company. They are yet another multinational company with operation in Nigeria. Their website is at www.checkpoint.com
Globalcom Limited is a Nigerian owned telecommunication company, in fact, one of the pioneering telecommunication companies in Nigeria. Glo Nigeria Ltd, whose primary services involve the provision of data and telephony services is headquartered in Lagos Nigeria and has operations in Ghana, Togo and Cote d’Ivoire. GLO one submarine cable provides ultrafast Internet connections to Nigeria as well as West Africa. To learn more about GLO Nigeria, visit www.gloworld.com/ng.
Etisalat is a multinational company domiciled in the UAE but with operations spread across the middle-east and Africa. Its Nigerian operations commenced in 2008, and its principal activities involve the provision of GSM, data, and international roaming services to its customers. Its Nigerian head office is situated at Eti Osa, Lagos. Its major strength is in its vast array of internet broadband services. You can learn more about them by visiting www.etisalat.com.ng.
Airtel, just like the companies above, is an Indian domiciled telecommunication company. It Nigeria operations commenced 2010 after taking over ownership from Zain. The network has considerably improved under its new leadership and provides high-quality, telephony and data services to customers. Headquartered in Ikoyi Lagos, Airtel Nigeria has one of the largest and most dedicated mobile internet subscriber bases. You can learn more about Airtel Nigeria by visiting www.africa.airtel.com/nigeria.
This is a multinational company too, and it is a leading brand in networking services. They provide other services like a software-defined data centre, virtualization and cloud infrastructure. They have over 10,000 people in their employment. Their website is at www.vmware.com
Oracle is a popular international IT company with operation outlet in Nigeria. They have a speciality in business intelligence, fusion and middleware manufacturing. They are experts in database and application development.
They develop software and have enterprise speciality. They have over 10,000 people in their employment. Their website is at www.oracle.com
They have a speciality in big data services and backup & recovery. They are equally experts in virtualization and internet security services. They offer unified storage services too. They have more than 10,000 people in their employment, and they have international reach. Their website is at www.africa.emc.com
They have a speciality in various areas, like carrier network and consumer devices. They are also involved in enterprise solutions and ICT. They are multinational and have many years of operation in Nigeria. They have over 10,000 people in their employment. Their website is at www.huawei.com
They provide general information technology services. They are involved in ICT outsourcing. They have up to 10,000 people in their employment with an international presence. Their website is at www.bcx.co.za
They are IT service providers and have expertise in various aspects, like IT outsourcing, System integration services, security, data centre and communications. They are multinational and have been in Nigeria for quite a while. They have over 10,000 people in their employment. Their website is at while. They have over 10,000 people in their employment. Their website is at www.dimensiondata.com
Dataflex is one of the oldest indigenous ICT companies in Nigeria, with years of operation spanning over two decades. Initially, Dataflex started its business by supplying computer and other related technology products to customers. Currently, they have upped the ante by providing enterprise services to Large and mid-range organisations. They have a vast array of global partners some of which include – Microsoft, Oracle, Symantec, IBM, Dell, Fujitsu, EMC and much more. Dataflex’s head office is located at Murin Okunola Street, Victoria Island and its official website is www.dataflexng.net.
Their speciality is in data services and telecommunication. They are multinational and have up to 10,000 people in their employment. Their website is at www.vodacom.com.ng
This information Technology and Services Company is known for excellence in service delivery. They are specialists in Software & Enterprise Solutions; Cloud/Managed Services and infrastructure solutions. They are one of the many indigenous IT companies in Nigeria, and they have up to 200 people in their
employment. Their website is at www.wipro.com
They have specialities in various areas, like Software& Enterprise solutions; cloud/managed services and infrastructure solutions. They operate locally in Nigeria and have up to 200 people in their employment. Their website is at www.wecosysgroup.com
They are experts when it comes to Enterprise Voice, outsourcing & support as well as strategic information solutions. They have up to 500 people in their employment, and they operate locally in Nigeria. Their website is at www.resourcery.com.
They have a speciality in data centre design, server virtualization and monitoring. They have also displayed expertise in network security audits and wireless services. They have up to 200 people in their employment and operate locally. Their website is at www.layer3.ng
Computer Warehouse Group
They have a speciality in business transformation, total outsourcing, managed services and system integration. This information technology & Services Company had been around for sometimes, and they operate locally in Nigeria. Their website is at www.cwg-plc.com
It is a subsidiary of Telnet Group. They have a speciality in various aspects, like the convergence of voices, networks security, data and video technologies and lots more. They operate locally and have up to 200 people in their employment. Their website is at www.telnetng.com
They have a speciality in data centres, network, servers & Data Protection Solutions and general information technology and solutions. They have between 50 and 200 employees in their company, and they are indigenous Nigerian company. Their website is at www.roelimited.com
They had a speciality in ICT support services, enterprise business process automation and managed IT Services. They are original company and have up to 200 employees in their company. Their website is at www.microaccess.com
This is a native Internet service provider in Nigeria, and they have up to 200 employees in their company. They have a speciality in various aspects, like integrated connectivity, broadband, interconnectivity, internet and submarine cabling. Their website is at www.mainone.net
This is a multinational company with operation in Nigeria. They have up to 5000 people in their employment across the globe. They have a speciality in communication services, connectivity and cloud computing. Their website is at www.is.co.za
Information Technology companies in Nigeria have blossomed in recent times. All thanks to the availability of a ready market.