Are you someone seriously thinking about making an extreme life change by moving to Nigeria? If so you need to research the country before you do something drastic such as sell all the belongings you own, pack up what you have left, and book the next flight out of town to Nigeria. It would be quite foolish of you to do that without any sense of security.
What areas do you need to focus your research on? The areas we would suggest researching should revolve around the Nigerian real estate and job markets. That means no need to see what type of employment you can find, if any, in Nigeria or making sure that you get ESPN 2 in your new country of residence.
If you have kids then you should also look into the Nigerian school systems. We recommend looking at available work in Nigeria first as having a job secured before you move is the most important thing to have locked down. We would say the same thing if you were moving to Minneapolis instead.
You don't want to leave behind a great job to move, only to find yourself struggling to survive because you moved prematurely, before being financially sound that is. There's nothing to gain by quitting a job that provides you with a steady source of income and a house you've turned into a home over the years for something that isn't as secure in Nigeria. So, keep on reading for a sneak peek of the type of jobs that are available to those living and working in Nigeria.
Examiner for the British Council jobs in Nigeria is one of the top jobs available to those moving to Nigeria who come from English speaking countries as their English speaking, reading and writing skills are a premium.
Other jobs you can find in Nigeria include doctors, finance manager, quality engineer, marketing manager, mechanical engineer, accounts officer, humanitarian affairs officer, accountant, public affairs manager, site engineer, group financial controller, human resources executive, cashier, business development manager, and internal auditor, just to name a few. While you may not move your rope manufacturing company for example, out of Ontario and into Nigeria, you certainly could move yourself and apply your skill and trade in the new country.
As you can see from the above list the jobs available in Nigeria aren't all that different than the jobs available in the city you live in now. If your experience is in selling fence supplies then you can use that experience to sell something else in Nigeria, if not fence supplies.
The main thing you have to remember is that you need to make sure that you have a job lined up or a place to stay in Nigeria before you quit your job and have no steady source of income to rely on.