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Impact of Government Expenditure on Nigerian Economy: Government Expenditure and the Economy

Impact of Government Expenditure on Nigerian Economy: Government Expenditure and the Economy

ISBN: 9781481863919
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: 2012-12-30
Number of pages: 30
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The study examines the Impact of Government Expenditure on Nigeria Economy. The study observes that rising government expenditure has not translated to meaningful development as Nigeria still ranks among world’s poorest countries. In order to investigate the effect of government expenditure on economic growth, the employed a disaggregated analytical tools. The results reveal that government total capital expenditure (TCAP), total recurrent expenditures (TREC), and government expenditure on education (EDU) have negative effect on economic growth. On the contrary, rising government expenditure on transport and communication (TRACO), and health (HEA) results to an increase in economic growth. The study’s recommendations include among others, the following: Government should increase both capital expenditure and recurrent expenditure including expenditures on education, as well as ensuring that funds meant for the development of these sectors are properly managed. Secondly, government should increase its investment in the development of transport and communication, in order to create an enabling environment for business to strive. Thirdly, government should raise its expenditure in the development of the health sector since it would enhance labour productivity and economic growth. Lastly, government should encourage and increase the funding of anti-corruption agencies in order to tackle the high level of corruption found in public office.

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