Overview of the Structure of the Nigerian Economy

27 Pages Posted: 12 Jun 2020

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Amaka Metu

Nnamdi Azikiwe University

Uche Nwogwugwu

Nnamdi Azikiwe University - Department of Economics

Kenechukwu Okeyika

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: May 19, 2019

Abstract

Nigeria is endowed with vast natural resources such as petroleum, limestone, tin, columbine, coal, led, marble, graphite, etc. The country is one of the largest growing economies in Africa. But despite these vast resources and endowment, Nigeria is still classified as a low-income economy. This chapter discusses the factors that influenced economic performance in Nigeria and provides an overview of the structure of Nigerian economy by highlighting the geographical characteristics, demographic and political structure of Nigeria. The detailed analysis of each sector is discussed in subsequent chapters.

Keywords: Nigerian economy, natural resource, human resources

Suggested Citation

Metu, Amaka and Nwogwugwu, Uche and Okeyika, Kenechukwu, Overview of the Structure of the Nigerian Economy (May 19, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3605453 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3605453

Amaka Metu (Contact Author)

Nnamdi Azikiwe University ( email )

Department of Economics,
Faculty of Social Sciences
Awka, DE
Nigeria

Uche Nwogwugwu

Nnamdi Azikiwe University - Department of Economics ( email )

Enugu-Onitsha Expressway
Nnamdi Azikiwe University
Awka, Anambra
Nigeria

Kenechukwu Okeyika

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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