Nigeria Resident Representative Site
Resident Representative Office in Nigeria
This web page presents information about the work of the IMF in Nigeria, including the activities of the IMF Resident Representative Office. Additional information can be found on the Nigeria and IMF country page, including IMF reports and Executive Board documents that deal with Nigeria.
News — Highlights
Press Release: IMF Representative Endorses CBN Intervention in Some Banks As Essential to Long Term Growth and Development, September 15, 2009
The Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Sub-Saharan Africa—Outlook for the Nigerian Economy; Charles N. O. Mordi; Research Department; Central Bank of Nigeria; May 19, 2009
Nigeria squandered its oil windfall of the 1970s, which led to three decades of economic stagnation and the degradation of public institutions. The reason was a mix of bad fiscal and macroeconomic policy, corruption, and poor governance. Besides, not many countries (or even economists) at that time fully understood how difficult it is to manage oil windfalls.
Nigeria and the IMF
January 16, 2014
Africa is one of the fastest growing regions in the world, but the persistence of youth unemployment threatens this progress. Some see this growth without jobs as a ticking time bomb. Lamido Sanusi, the Governor of the central bank of Nigeria explains how to tackle this issue.
Nigeria: Publication of Financial Sector Assessment Program Documentation––Technical Note on Strengthening Monetary and Liquidity Management
October 24, 2013
Series: Country Report No. 13/315
Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa
The October 2013 Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa provides a comprehensive report on the prospects for growth in the region, as well as the major risks to the outlook. Generally, growth is expected to remain strong despite a downward revision since the May 2013 report. The report analyzes drivers of growth in nonresource-rich sub-Saharan African countries, and examines the risks to frontier market economies of volatile capital flows as they become more integrated with international capital markets.