Ranked 28 out of 80


Overall Score: 53

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Indicators of Influence

These seven key indicators highlight interference from the tobacco industry in Nigeria.

No. 1

Industry participation in policy development

Indicator Score:

11 / 20

No. 2

Tobacco industry-related CSR activities

Indicator Score:

4 / 20

No. 3

Benefits given to the tobacco industry

Indicator Score:

6 / 20

No. 4

Unnecessary interaction with the tobacco industry

Indicator Score:

10 / 20

No. 5

Procedure for transparency measures

Indicator Score:

6 / 20

No. 6

Avoiding conflicts of interest

Indicator Score:

8 / 20

No. 7

Preventive measures

Indicator Score:

8 / 30


Nigeria must do the following:

  • The government must fully implement the National Tobacco Control Act 2015 and the National Tobacco Control Regulations 2019.
  • As a signatory to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), the government must provide information on its interactions, economic incentives and benefits that the tobacco industry receives from it.
  • The Federal and States government should provide a process to fully disclose minutes, proceedings of meetings and interactions with the tobacco industry.
  • Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the government should consistently update their websites for easy information dissemination and for transparency.
  • All government officials in relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies to tobacco control must sign the conflict of interest forms.

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