The Effects of Global Financial Crisis on Nigerian Economy
International Journal of Investment and Finance Vol. 1 (1&2) pg. 11 – 21
13 Pages Posted: 30 Apr 2009 Last revised: 22 Mar 2017
Date Written: April 30, 2009
The world economy is facing the most severe financial crisis since the Great Depression of the last century. The risk of global recession has heightened significantly and volatility of commodity prices, which is the mainstay of most developing countries like Nigeria, has increased further. If this situation continues to deteriorate, developing countries could be in great jeopardy. This study examined the influence of the Global Financial Crisis on Nigerian economy. It was discovered that the financial crisis will cause fall in commodity prices, decline in export, lower portfolio and FDI inflow, fall in equity market, decline in remittance from abroad etc. It was recommended that the federal government should come up with intervention policies that will minimize these effects and jump start the economy and that business operator should learn to do things using resources at their disposal to develop and expand at manageable level to stem the tide of the crisis.
Keywords: Financial crisis, Economy
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