Foreign direct investments and economic development and growth in Nigeria

Godly Otto, Wilfred I. Ukpere

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Developing economies are characterized by high rates of poverty, unemployment, inadequate capital, low or obsolete technology, and information gaps amongst many others. To mitigate these problems, many developing countries seek foreign direct investments. This is because such investments are believed to facilitate capital inflow, technology transfer, information flows into the host economies and thereby increase total output. Some developing countries exemplify these benefits. However, experience in many developing countries show that these expectations have not been met. In some of these countries, foreign direct investments as multinational companies have actually undermined host economies. This work examined the praxis in Nigeria over a - 41 - year period and observed that there is a positive relationship between Foreign direct investments and economic growth in Nigeria. Policies are required which will facilitate foreign direct investments into Nigerian economy especially in the non-oil sector.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)713-720
Number of pages8
JournalMediterranean Journal of Social Sciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014


  • Economic growth
  • Exchange rate
  • Foreign direct investments

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (all)


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