December 23, 2023

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 47)

Data from the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) reveals that 156 oil spill incidents were reported between September and November 2023, costing the waste of about 2792.51 barrels of crude oil. According to the November report, the spill happened at various oil companies’ facilities, with Total Exploration and Production having reported the most significant spillage at 803.06 barrels of crude oil spilled representing about 72.5% of overall oil spillage, followed by Heritage Energy Operational Service Limited, NNPC Exploration and Production Ltd, Nigerian Agip Oil Company, Midwestern Oil and Gas spilled and Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) with about 233 barrels, 30.5 barrels, 26.43 barrels, 7.26 barrels, and 7 barrels of crude oil respectively. Oil spillage has several devastating impacts on the environment, ecosystems, and the livelihoods of local communities.

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Africa Economic Update (Issue 4)

International Monetary Fund (IMF) revised down growth forecast for Sub-Saharan Africa by 0.2 percentage points, while retaining growth estimates for Nigeria and South Africa in 2017. Precisely, growth rate forecast for Africa was reduced from 2.8 percent in January 2017 forecast to 2.6 percent in April 2017 forecast while growth estimates were retained at 0.8 percent for both South Africa and Nigeria. In contrast, global economic growth outlook was increased by 0.4 percentage points from 3.1 percent to 3.5 percent within the same period. Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is hampered by adverse cyclical and supply side factors, weak fiscal buffers and rising public debt amongst non-commodity exporters as well as severe drought was experienced in Eastern and Southern Africa