Budget

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 8)

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has reported that the GDP growth rate in Q42019 is 2.55% which is relatively higher than Q32019 GDP growth rate at 2.28% and remains the highest quarter on quarter growth since the 2016 recession1. This cumulates to an annual growth rate of 2.27% for 2019. Furthermore, the aggregate GDP […]

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Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 49)

The ECOWAS single currency proposed to take off in January 2020 seems unlikely1. This is partly due to the failure of member states to meet all the preliminary requirements in the original treaty. Countries like Guinea Bissau and Togo are the ones to meet the primary conditions of a budget deficit of 3% or less, […]

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The 2020 National Budget: right cycle is great, but implementation is better

The reasons for underperformance of budgets are beyond wrong cycle or under-collection of oil revenue. But rather the biggest issues lie in over-ambitious projections, under-performing non-oil revenue and unspent funds by MDAs Budget cycle in Nigeria is expected to run from January and December. In practise however, budgets are nearly never passed until late into […]

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