Public Spending on Transport Infrastructure and Economic Growth in Nigeria, 1981-2010

Amadi Chukwuemeka, Amadi, Nyekachi Nyewe, Nyenke, Christian Ugondah


Transport remains one of the major infrastructural facilities critical for sustainable economic growth and development of any nation including Nigeria. This paper examined public spending on transport infrastructure and economic growth in Nigeria. The study employed the Ordinary Least Square (OLS) regression method to analyze the data collected. The data analyzed show that public spending on transport infrastructure is negatively related to growth and insignificant. The study recommended that government must ensure adequate funding of  transport sector. And that fiscal responsibility laws be properly implemented to ensure greater accountability and prudence in the funds allocated to transport sector. This would go a long way to boost employment, sustainable economic growth and development in Nigeria.

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