What Are The Effect Of Economic Meltdown On Nigeria Economy?


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Danielle Joynson Profile
The most recent effects of economic meltdown in Nigeria come from the global financial recession that hit the world in 2007 to 2009. The crisis started in the banks in America which reverberated into all the financial markets around the world, one of which being Nigeria.

  • Effects of economic meltdown: Losing investors
One of the main effects of the economic meltdown in Nigeria is the fact that they were forced to lose some of their foreign investors. Due to the global crisis, foreign markets were more concerned with their survival in the recession that they withdrew their investments from Nigeria. This resulted in the country losing money that they relied on from foreign inputs.

  • Oil exports
Nigeria is very dependent on their oil exports because it provides the country with a large monetary value. You could argue that the basis of Nigeria's wealth comes from the oil industry. During the recession, which continued from 2007 to 2009, Nigeria took a big hit when it came to oil exports. The demand for oil was lowered in this time which meant Nigeria was missing out on the regular money that boosted their economy. This in turn affected the exchange rate in the country.

  • Decline in household income
As mentioned above, Nigeria in some way rely on the exports of oil from their country, however since the decline in oil exports, the household income has also been affected. Reports in 2008 identified that the income had lowered to 0.98 per cent due to the decline in oil exports.

  • Problems in the stock market
The recession also caused the Nigerian stock market to be hit with a major downfall, despite the fact that it had been increasing and prospering over the last few years. Reports suggested that the figures in the stock exchange dropped dramatically.
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gloria praise answered
The effect are;1.slow down in the economic activity of the country 2.rapid increase in the level of unemployment 4.a fall in the level of investment 5.fall in the rate of demand for goods and services.
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Anonymous commented
What is the way forward for nigerian economy? Since other countries like America, Britain and the rest of them have anounced their recovery from the economic meltdown and nigeria has not breath one word about wether it is recovering or not which raises questions such as; has nigeria recovered from the much talked economic meltdown? If not what is the way forward for nigeria?
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The effect of economic meltdown on entrepreneur in nigeria
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
It makes life so difficult for people
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Anonymous answered
1.  Rapid increase of sickness and diseases as well as death.
2.Increase in lack of employment.
3. Bribery and corruption is likely to be increased.
4. Poor workmanship in constructions especially in building and road construction.
5.Productions of goods and services is done with no quality but quantity.
6. Idleness and rate of crime,criesis and destructions of homes and goods is alarming.
7. Increase in prices of goods and services.
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Anonymous answered
The economic crisis has led 2 so many devastating things including loos of lives.
Mudia David.

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