Nigeria in Figures

A Socio-economic Databook

The Book

Provides evidence-based inputs into the discussions, analysis and planning by policymakers, researchers, businesses and other key stakeholders in Nigeria.

The Databook

Provides answers to the following vital questions, among several others;

  • How has Nigeria performed in its different sectors and socio-economic indicators
  • Has it always been this way, or performances in the past were better or worse
  • What policies and programmes have been implemented and why
  • To what extent have the Nigerian citizens benefited from democracy in the 4th Republic
  • How is Nigeria performing relative to some comparator countries on key indicators
  • How is my sector performing relative to other sectors

Nigeria in Figures

A Socio-Economic Databook is therefore presented as a reference data book to guide the measurement and assessment of Nigeria’s socioeconomic performance over time.

Data is the new oil

In Nigeria


Nigeria in Figures

A socio-economic data book that provides evidence-based inputs into the discussions, analysis and planning by policymakers, researchers, businesses and other key stakeholders in Nigeria.


Chairman, Citibank, Nigeria and former Minister of Finance and National Planning

"Nigeria in Figures: A Socio-Economic Databook" is like a breath of fresh air for those researching for relevant data on the Nigerian economy. As the data is regularly updated, it will become a deep mine, from which to harvest valuable data on the Nigerian economy.

Executive Chairman, African Centre for Shared Development Capacity Building (ACSDCB)

The book offers comprehensive coverage of the key social and economic development indicators.It will be particularly useful to policymakers at all levels of government. Scholars and analysts interested in investigating and cross-referencing development issues at national, regional and state levels should also find the book useful source materials.

Deputy Governor, Economic Policy Directorate, Central Bank of Nigeria

This is a great reference material that would be valuable to economists,statisticians, historians, students, and curious-minded citizens interested in understanding trends in Nigeria’s socio-economic development from 1999 to date. The author used pictures in a skilful

and intelligible manner, which makes the book very attractive to read.

Economic Society (NES) and Non-Executive Director, Central Bank of Nigeria

A resource-rich data bank for scholars, policymakers and other

stakeholders; the book uniquely captures a large volume of data and

presents it in a professional and analytical way. It unravels the multilayered, complex and amorphous data and turns it into precise and concise information for easy comprehension and digestion

Pictures from the

Book Launch

About the Author

Afolabi Emmanuel Olowookere is the Managing Director and Chief Economist of Analysts’ Data Services and Resources (ADSR). Before now, he was at different times the Head of Economic Research and Policy Management at the Securities and Exchange Commission, Nigeria, a Research Economist at the World Bank, the Head of Economic Research and Publications at Financial Derivatives Company (FDC) and a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Econometrics and Allied Research (CEAR), University of Ibadan. Afolabi holds a Doctoral Degree in Economics from the University of Ibadan under the African Economic Research Consortium’s sponsored Collaborative PhD. Programme (CPP) in Sub-Saharan Africa. He is a Senior Faculty Member at the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) and also teaches at the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Collaborative Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Economics, University of Ibadan. Dr Olowookere is an associate of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers, a member of the Research Committee of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) and a member of the Productive Capacities Index (PCI) Statistical and Technical Task Team of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). He served on various committees that worked on macroeconomic modelling and drafted the National Development Plan (2021-2025) and Nigeria Agenda 2050. Afolabi has published widely in his field with experience working and consulting for various international and local institutions in the areas of Economics, Finance and Data Analysis.

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