Buharinomics: Buhari’s top five pro-business policies

In depth
This article is part of the dossier: Buharinomics

By Temitayo Lawal
Posted on Tuesday, 19 July 2022 12:22, updated on Thursday, 21 July 2022 16:47

Where Nigerians hoped that the Buhari administration would succeed – on boosting the economy and fighting corruption – is where the government may have failed the most.

This is part 2 of a 5-part series

Under Buhari, GDP growth has faltered, Nigeria continues to grapple with the fallout of two economic recessions, an undiversified economy remains over-reliant on dwindling oil revenue, and the country has fallen lower down the ranks in terms of transparency and security.

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