Nigerian Government, Fiscal policy, Economic development.


The paper highlights the implications of fiscal policies in the economy and the survival of banks. It provide a broad overview of the impact of the fiscal policies adopted in 1996 and 1997 and its implications for development. The current fiscal policies are predicated on the 1995 budget, the discussion of the effect of fiscal policies on the economy will start from 1995 when the present fiscal policy stance of government began. The structure of the paper is as follows. The introduction, followed by the conceptual role of fiscal policy in an economy, while section III looks at the fiscal policy of the government in 1996 and 1997 and implications for long term economic growth. Section V contains implications for economic development and section VI concludes the paper.

Author Bio

The author is a staff of the Central Bank of Nigeria.

Publication Title

CBN Bullion







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