Suggestion: feature (verb): have as a prominent attribute or aspect.
"the hotel features a large lounge, a sauna, and a..."
Be a significant characteristic of or take an important part in.
"this famous photograph is prominently featured in art exhibitions.
I think thay inyour example, "features" means to take a important part in or to have a prominent aspect (the presence of Nigerian consultants marketing ).
The climate in Nigeria now (has as an important aspect/as a meaningful participation) Nigerian consultants marketing themselves as having the capacity to manage project financing from China.