About Us

ArewaCotton is dedicated to the growth of Commercial Cotton Farming in Nigeria primarily through mechanisation and the adoption of agricultural best practices that will give rise to professional farmers, ginners and traders in the industry.
arewa-cotWe are focused on bringing the highest levels of quality awareness to bare on our operations from sourcing the highest quality seeds, to farming, processing and offering customer services that measure up to International standards.


ArewaCotton & Allied Products Limited (ACAPL), now simply rebranded ArewaCotton, was incorporated on the 26th day of May, 1988 as a company limited by shares and started full operations in 1990. It was established with the primary objective of ginning and trading cotton lint to Nigerian textile mills. The company’s first foray into the export market was in the year 2000. ArewaCotton currently has installed three Gins located within the best cotton growing regions in Nigeria; Wawa in Niger State and Guyuk in Adamawa State.


ArewaCotton is currently expanding her operations and increasing her processing capacity. We have engaged in large scale cotton farming for the purpose of Seed Multiplication and contribute to the market supply of seed cotton from our out-grower farmers. We have expanded our scope of operations to cover the entire North Central Region of Nigeria, where we hold the enviable status as the only functional cotton ginning company, and collaborating with the Southwest Region to develop their cotton production potentials. We are currently operating the only cotton ginning company in the entire Southwest Region of Nigeria in a joint venture with NACOTAN South-West. ArewaCotton has taken delivery of a brand new 280MT per day ginning plant which will further boost our ginning capacity, while building relationships with other ginners to support same, so therefore positioning us to process the expected large quantities of seed cotton we anticipate to attract for processing.

Logistics is a critical success factor, so we have strengthened our capacity directly with a fleet of trucks and creating partnerships to better coordinate our entire supply and distribution operations. With our strong focus on quality, ArewaCotton is arguably the only cotton ginning company in Nigeria to have publicly developed Sale Types; Six (6) to be precise, which has helped us emerge the chosen partner for several big global cotton trading companies.

ArewaCotton has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Institute for Agricultural research, Zaria, in August, 2012; as part of our commitment to produce and to maintain the highest quality of cotton, and to ensure that Nigerian cotton will continue to meet all international standards. ArewaCotton is one of the top cotton companies in Nigeria that operates in three distinctive sections of the cotton business; farming, ginning and trading. With the aim of introducing higher yields and enhancing quality controls across the entire farming process and network, ArewaCotton takes the time to source out improved qualities of cotton seed, which is then distributed to local farmers. With a strong focus on quality, ArewaCotton has maintained her position as the chosen partner for several big companies trading in cotton located in Europe and Asia.


In the not too distant future, ArewaCotton will begin to offer the very first commercially available High Volume Instrument (HVI) cotton testing services in Nigeria. Also, along with some world class cotton seed companies, we plan to establish a Seeds testing and Seeds production facility here in Nigeria therefore ultimately giving us a rounded quality control supervision. ArewaCotton is determined to build the required partnerships both locally and internationally that will help meet the growing demand for Nigerian Cotton Products.

ArewaCotton intends to expand her activities to cover other commodities such as Ginger, Sesame, Cashew, Cassava etc, all very readily availabe within our operational areas and with significant export values. ArewaCotton aims to be a truely reputable commodity processing and trading company.

Our Vision

To be first choice providers of Nigerian cotton products globally.

Our Mission
  • To socially and economically empower the Nigerian cotton farmer.
  • To make available to customers the highest quality of Nigerian cotton products they can find anywhere.
  • To provide our customers with information required to make informed buying decisions.
  • To make Nigerian cotton a factor in the global cotton trade.

farming Farming
ArewaCotton has its own farms and that of its outgrowers Read more...

farming Ginning
ArewaCotton has began the process of mordernizing its ginning

farming Trading
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