Economic Reforms and the Performance of Nigeria’s Manufacturing Sector from (1981-2012)

  •  Ighosewe Enaibre Felix    
  •  Akpokerere Othuke Emmanuel    


This research examines the effects of economic reforms (NEEDS) on the performance of Nigeria Manufacturing Sector and also determines how the manufacturing sector supports employment generation in Nigeria. In the pursuit of the objective of the study, secondary data was used. Data were sourced from statistical Bulletin Economic and Financial Review, Annual Reports and Statement of Accounts of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Federal Office of Statistic (FOS). Data obtained, were analyzed using an Ordinary Least Square method by the use of time series data. The result shows the unemployment before reform is significantly less than it was during reform. Also poverty rate before reform is significantly less than it was during reform and the study concludes that reform should be timely and effective in addressing the problem of the populace with proper follow-up by the policymakers. Base on the findings, the study recommends amongst others that policy makers should provide infrastructural development to create a conductive environment for the manufacturing sector growth.

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