Investment Finance and Economic Growth: The Nigeria Experience

OKORIE, George Chisom and Orji, Uka Odim and Ogueze, V.C. (2015) Investment Finance and Economic Growth: The Nigeria Experience. Humanity & Social Sciences Journal, 10 (1). 01-07. ISSN 1818-4960

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: Most countries strive to achieve high investment because of its literature acknowledged advantages as a tool of economic growth. Nigeria though faced by the problem of saving-investment gap has one of its principal objectives under the new democratic dispensation as “the towards growth sustenance”. This study investigated the impact of finance on investment and the impact of investment on economic growth of Nigerian economy. An error correction distributed lag model and a distributed lag model were estimated via the classical least squares. Results suggest that increase in private sector credit (PSC) leads to increase in economic growth of Nigerian economy as 10% increase in private sector credit (LPSC) led to 30% increase in total domestic investment (TDI). The result also showed that the saving level in Nigeria is not sufficient to match the investment opportunities as typified by non-significance of saving in the very short run. However, the total domestic investment of Nigeria in the long run had a positive impact on the Nigeria’s economic growth as 10% increase total domestic investment led to 6% increase in economic growth of Nigeria. This suggests that Nigeria has to encourage increased inflow of finance to meet the investment requirements of the economy focusing on helping to lower the costs of investment by giving high priority to the provision of economic infrastructure like electricity, reducing risks associated with investment in Nigeria through having a politically and economically stable economy. Most importantly, there is need for promoting responsible business practices in such areas as labour relations, the environment and anti-corruption policy implementation.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Divisions: Faculty of Management and Social Sciences
Depositing User: mrs chioma hannah
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2019 11:09
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2019 11:09

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