DIY Law – How to Get Things Done in Nigeria

The founders of DIY Law

The founders of DIY Law

Although Nigeria has the largest GDP in Africa, it ranks horribly low in the World Bank’s Doing Business Report, coming in 39th in the continent. This is mainly due to slow bureaucracy, but also practical issues like raising finance, enforcing contracts and getting electricity. This means that there are only 20 countries in the world where it is harder to do business — despite the hundreds of millions of dollars pouring into the country in the form of direct foreign investment.

Where there is an obstacle, some entrepreneurs see an opportunity, and three female lawyers decided to create an online service that automates the red tape that many businesses get drowned in.

They call the service DIY Law — and it has been picking up awards for innovation and empowerment. Read more about these enterprising ladies at Quartz Africa.