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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 1)

According to the World Bank’s latest Nigeria Development Update published in December 2022, with the title “Nigeria’s Choice”, the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to grow by 2.9 percent in the year 2023, less than the 3.1 percent for 2022. Although expected to be slightly faster than the growth of the population, this growth rate, according to the update, is still below pre-2015 levels, those of oil-producing countries (4.8 percent), and the average for Sub-Saharan Africa (3.6 percent). Services, trade, construction, and oil production are expected to lead to growth in 2023.

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