Financial system, Regulatory authorities, CBN, Macroeconomics.


Financial systems, the world over, play fundamental roles in the development and growth of the economy. The effectiveness and efficiency in performing these roles, particularly the intermediation between the surplus and deficit units of the economy, depend largely on the level of development of the financial system. It is to ensure its soundness that the financial sector appears to be the most regulated and controlled by the government and its agencies. This paper discusses issues and strategies for enhancing the soundness and stability of the nation's financial system, the roles of the financial system in the promotion of economic growth and development. It reviews the structure and development of the Nigerian financial system, evaluates its performance and identifies the challenges facing the sector in an increasingly liberalized and globalized financial environment. The study reveals that, the achievement of financial sector stability is fundamental to the maintenance of macroeconomic stability, which is sine qua non for sustainable growth and development. They go hand in hand and you cannot have one without the other.

Author Bio

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

Publication Title

CBN Bullion






To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.