statistics on construction

Struggling to find a job in Nigeria? Don’t despair! The construction industry is booming, offering a lifeline to roughly 15% of the workforce. From laying bricks to designing blueprints, there’s a niche for everyone – and it goes beyond just a paycheck.

These jobs act like tiny engines, powering the entire economy. Construction projects require a massive amount of stuff, from everyday cement to cutting-edge tech. This fuels demand across various sectors, from manufacturing to logistics, ultimately supporting families and communities nationwide.

But construction isn’t just about putting people to work. It’s a game-changer for Nigeria’s growth. Last year, the construction and real estate sector combined added a whopping 6.85% to our GDP (gross domestic product) – that’s according to the National Bureau of Statistics! This contribution is monumental. It shows construction isn’t just building structures, it’s building a stronger economy, laying the foundation for future opportunities and a brighter tomorrow.

The good news doesn’t stop there. Nigeria’s growth is attracting international attention. Foreign investors are pouring money into our real estate sector, and it’s not just about fancy new buildings. This influx of funds is transforming our cities. Imagine innovative development projects and vibrant spaces replacing the old. Every new shopping mall in Lagos or office complex in Abuja is a stepping stone to a more prosperous future for all Nigerians.

So, the next time you see a construction site, remember – it’s not just about bricks and mortar. It’s about building a better future for Nigeria, one job, one family, and one innovative project at a time!