Sovereign wealth fund on sustainable economic growth in Nigeria

Inim Victor Edet

Department of Accounting, Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja, Nigeria.

Udoh Francis Sylvanus

Department of Business Administration, Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja, Nigeria.

Lungu, Tumba Denis

Department of Accounting, Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja, Nigeria.


Keywords: Economic growth, Future generation fund, Gross domestic product and Nigeria, Nigeria infrastructure fund, Stabilization fund.


The Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) nations understood that having enough money in easily accessible foreign accounts would be beneficial to the government in times of fiscal crisis, currency devaluation, natural economic calamity, and even political upheaval to help cushion sustainable economic growth. Between Q1 2005 and Q4 2020, the study looked at the impact of Nigeria's sovereign wealth fund on the country's ability to sustain economic development. In order to conduct the empirical analysis, the study used the ARDL technique of analysis. In order to prevent erroneous regression results, unit root tests were performed on each of the variables. The co-integration test revealed that there is a long-term (or equilibrium) relationship between Nigeria's sovereign wealth fund and the sustainability of its economic growth. It was revealed that Nigeria's gross domestic product was significantly impacted by the Nigerian Infrastructural Fund. Last but not least, it was revealed that the stability Fund has a considerable impact on GDP in Nigeria. Future Generation Fund was also found to have a big impact. On the whole, SWF impact significantly on sustainable economic growth in Nigeria. If government wishes to maintain economic growth and improve the lives of Nigerians, it should demand and pursue effective control and monitoring of the infrastructure, future and stabilization funds.


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