Nigeria’s Economic Growth: The Impact of Deregulation of Telecommunication Sector (1999-2013)

Onoja Daniel Abel, Emmanuel OkokondemOkon

Abstract


The study examines the impact of deregulation of telecommunication sector on economic growth of Nigeria, 1999-2013. The main and minor objectives were: to examine the impact of telecommunication infrastructure development on Nigeria economy: during post deregulation period and to examine how GSM has reduced transport cost in the course of daily business transactions. Chi-square and econometrics technique were used to analyze the data collected in order to capture both the main objective and the minor objectives. However, the findings revealed that GSM has enabled Nigerians to transact their businesses easily by reducing so much transportation cost resulting in higher productivity. The paper therefore recommends that government should provide non-monetary incentives including the funding of development of other infrastructure including electricity


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