The Influence of Oil Price Uncertainty on Economic Activities in Nigeria


  • Samson Ogege University of Lagos
  • Tarila Boloupremo University of Africa, Toru-Orua



Crude Oil Price, Economic Development, Human Development, Life Expectancy, Performance Indicators


This paper seeks to appraise the uncertainty of oil price influence on the activities of Nigerian economy with regard to human development in Nigeria. The research utilized the annual time series data spanning between 1981-2018, and the stationarity of the observed variables was tested by carrying out a unit root test and the stationarity of most of the observed variables were revealed at first difference. The secondary data employed were analyzed with the aid of least square technique of data analysis to assess the association between the observed variables. In response to the outcomes of the analysis, it was revealed that crude oil price positively and insignificantly influences life expectancy, but significantly influences consumption per capital and contrarily, it revealed negative and insignificant influence on physical quality of life and education index. It was inferred by the study that, there is existence of a comparative association of oil price with the indicators of Nigerian economic development. However, there is divergence of influence of the mechanisms of economic attributes as well as performance indicators. The study recommends that, a strict measure of monetary policy should be adopted by the government to regulate the rates of interest and inflation in the economy on a regular basis.

Author Biographies

Samson Ogege, University of Lagos

Department of Finance

Tarila Boloupremo, University of Africa, Toru-Orua

Department of Banking and Finance


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