Nigeria’s oil rent can still count: Lessons from Kuwait

Obasaju, B.O. and Adekunle, B.S. and Obadiaru, David Eseosa (2014) Nigeria’s oil rent can still count: Lessons from Kuwait. International Journal of Economics, Finance and Management Sciences, 2 (2). pp. 153-158.

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Nigeria and Kuwait were former British colonies, both having oil-based economies with exports of over 2.4 million barrels of oil per day and oil exports accounting for a clear majority of their export earnings. But funnily enough, the standards of living of the citizens of these two are poles apart as Kuwait’s oil rent has been successfully used to benefit its citizens while Nigerians still grapple with low living standards in the midst of plenty. This study employs a comparative approach in assessing the nexus between oil rents and living standards for both countries and seeks to draw the attention of Nigeria to the oil rent distribution channels of Kuwait. The conclusion of the study is that Nigeria can still change the fortunes of her citizenry by tapping into the wealth of knowledge from Kuwait’s oil rent distribution channels.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2021 08:42
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2021 08:42

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