Gbadebo Olusegun Odularu


For the past three decades, crude oil has been a major source of revenue, energy and foreign exchange for the Nigerian economy. Against this background, this paper analyses the relationship between the crude oil sector and the Nigerian economic performance. Using the Ordinary Least Square regression method, the study reveals that crude oil consumption and export have contributed to the improvement of the Nigerian economy. However, one of the recommendations of the study is that government should implement policies that would encourage the private sector to participate actively in the crude oil sector.

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