Factors Militating Against the Global Competitiveness of Manufacturing Firms in Nigeria
B. Chima Onuoha

The research efforts in this article have been geared towards identifying the factors militating against the global competitiveness of manufacturing firms in Nigeria. The major challenges and problems of the sector include: deteriorating and poor infrastructures; high production costs; inconsistent government policies on the sector; severe competition from imported goods; limited scope of operation; financial constraints; among a myriod of other impediments. To be a developed economy, Nigeria should have a strong and dynamic manufacturing sector. To enable Nigeria to be one of the twenty biggest economics in 2020, in line with the government Vision 20:2020, this article made far reaching recommendations which should be implemented religiously.

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