ELECTRICITY GENERATION AND ECONOMIC GROWTH IN NIGERIA: IS THERE ANY LINK?
Asian Journal of Current Research,
This study examined the relationship between electricity generation and economic growth in Nigeria during the period 1986-2019 and employed the co-integration test, autoregressive distributed lag analysis and Granger causality test techniques. The cointegration test result revealed that there was a long-run relationship between our variable of interest. The study found that electricity is an important factor in economic growth in Nigeria. The result is thus an indication that electricity consumption enhances economic growth enormously. Furthermore, the result from the causality test shows that there is a bi-directional causal relationship between total electricity consumption and economic growth in the long run. The study recommends that the policymaker need to improve the power sector to harness the potential of electricity in growing the economy.
- Granger causality
- economic growth
- energy generation
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