In the year after independent, Nigeria was a top exporter of such products as Cocoa from the south west, Palm from the East and Groundnut from the north. W e also exported coal from Enugu and tin from Jos, Later we became a mono product economy basically exporting only oil.
In the last few years we have tried to diversify the economy by creating more produce to export abroad and the top four are..
1.Petroleum…..We are one of the top 10 in the world
2.Polio virus…..According to the WHO, we are now no 1 in the world.
3.Prostitutes…..Talk to the Italian police.
4.Pastors…We pastor the biggest church in England Ukraine etc
This is closely followed by 419, every comedian in America now joke about Nigeria spam emails and Nollywood films although this is predominantly to Africans in Diaspora.