Unemployment is one of the challenges that stared Nigeria at the fact, so gaining employment in Nigeria is sometimes a difficult task, lest alone to secure employment in a highest paying companies in Nigeria.
Nevertheless, in this article, we will discuss about the ten highest paying companies in Nigeria. Some of these companies are multinational companies, like oil and gas companies, some of the consumer goods companies that are fast growing in Nigeria also made the list of top ten highest paying companies in Nigeria.
Even public service work is among the top ten highest paying companies in Nigeria, if you doubt, ask Commissioners and Permanent Secretaries in civil service hence, the top ten highest paying companies in Nigeria: ExxonMobil Nigeria, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Total Nigeria, Chevron Nigeria, Shell Petroleum Development Company, Dangote Nigeria, Nestle Nigeria, Nigerian Breweries, MTN Telecom, and Nigerian civil service.
Profiles of these top 10 highest paying companies in Nigeria
1. ExxonMobil Nigeria
ExxonMobil Nigeria was founded in 1882, and since then, the company has been engaging in energy business, exploration of crude and natural gas, and at the event of exploration, produced natural gas and oil.
ExxonMobil also manufactured petro-chemical products and petroleum products. The company also involved in the transportation of crude oil and natural gas, as well as sells petroleum products and petro-chemical products.
The company operate via upstream, that is, exploration of crude oil and gas; downstream, which is manufacturing and selling of petroleum products. In chemical production, ExxonMobil manufactured and sells petro-chemical products, and is also into corporate and financing operations.
2. Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation was founded in 1977 through a Degree No.33. Its statutory function is to manage government interest in the oil sector of the economy on behalf of the government.
The company also involved in oil exploration, refines petroleum products, as well as produced petro-chemical products too. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation does not involved in transportation of these petroleum products, but it markets both the petroleum products and petrochemical products.
Other of its functions include; engineering and commercial investment with the mandate of ensuring that sufficient electricity is supply in Nigeria, and one of its top functions is to make Nigeria the number one oil producing nation in the world.
3. Total Nigeria
Total Nigeria was founded in 1956, and it is a subsidiary of one of the multi-national companies majorly on oil and gas, and has over the years played a leading role in the Nigeria’s downstream sector of oil and natural gas.
The company preoccupied in the area of marketing and services.
It has a network of service station nationwide, and it is known for its quality service, because over the years, total Nigeria has created quality products and services to its teeming customers.
4. Chevron Nigeria
Chevron major occupation is oil producing. Chevron Nigeria involved in both in the oil exploration and oil production. As one of the multi-nationals, Chevron has the largest oil operation in Nigeria of all the oil and gas companies operating in Nigeria.
Chevron is considered as an important oil and gas company in Nigeria because of the role it has played in Nigeria’s energy and economy.
However, apart from oil exploration, Chevron Nigeria also engaged in the manufacturing and selling of petroleum products.
5. Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC)
Shell Petroleum has produced quite an impressive percentage of crude oil explored in Nigeria, and according to studies, its acreage in Nigeria is acclaimed to be the largest, far above all other oil and gas companies in Nigeria.
Shell Petroleum believes, and is strongly committed to Nigeria’s sustainable advancement, and it is a joint venture with Total Exploration and Petroleum Nigeria Limited (TEPNG), and Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC), and Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
6. Dangote Group
Dangote group is a business conglomerates in Nigeria with diverse products on line, such as cement, sugar, salt, flour, noodles, poly products, real estate, etc.
If you take a quality survey of Dangote, you will discover that the company has grown exceptionally as a multi-billion naira conglomerate in Nigeria.
The company is involved in large scale production and manufacturing hence, has created employment opportunities, as well as provides quality goods and services that has satisfied Nigerians basic needs. And almost all the products mentioned above are manufactured locally by Dangote group of company.
7. Nestle Nigeria
Nestle Nigeria manufactured food and beverages. Nestle Nigeria does not only manufactured food items; it is also into marketing, at least marketing its products, so it is a manufacturing company and marketing outfit.
Much of what Nestle Nigeria produces are: Nido, Golden morn, pure life table water, Nestle lactogen, maggi cube among several other products.
8. Nigerian Breweries
Nigerian breweries is one of the companies in Nigeria that brewed, market and sell its products, such as alcoholic beverages and non alcoholic drinks are its sole responsibility.
And most of its products are enjoying both here in Nigeria and abroad. Moreso, export business is part of it activities.
9. MTN Telecom
MTN Nigeria is one company that has made impact in information and communication technology in Nigeria. It provides communication technology and cellular network, as well as allowed access to these services for Nigerians.
In Nigeria, MTN is leading, and is the largest Nigeria’s mobile operators. The company has not only provided access to world class cellular network, it has proffered solution to business problems in Nigeria. The company has a hundreds of center nationwide.
10. Finally, the civil service
The Nigerian civil service is considered an engine room of every government, because the real administration of governance is done by the civil servants, without the contributions of civil service to the smooth running of government, no government can actually survived, and those who did the job, are bountifully rewarded, and should be rewarded.
According to the National Salaries Income and Wages Commission (NSIWC), whose job is to implement the new minimum wage, a Director in the civil service is receiving about N348, 633 in a month.