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Direct Research Journal of Social Science and Educational Studies:Vol.5 (4), pp. 43-48, October 2018
ISSN 2449-0806

The Effect of Foreign Direct Investment: A Critical Evaluation of Nigeria Agricultural Sector
Article Number: DRJA1623071596

Original Research Article

ThankGod Peter Ojimba* and Aseminachin Edwin Kalio

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Economics/Extension Option, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Ndele Campus, P.M.B 5037, Port Harcourt,  Rivers State, Nigeria.

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date Received: September 25, 2018     date Accepted: October 29, 2018     date Published: October 31, 2018


This study focused on foreign direct investment FDI in Nigerian agricultural sector with a view to find out the effect of (FDI) on the agricultural sector.  Time series data obtained from Central Bank of Nigeria and National Bureau of Statistics on foreign direct investment and capital importation in Nigeria from 2015 – 2018 were used. Descriptive analysis was used in analyzing the data.  The results obtained showed there was 94% increase in foreign direct investment inflow in July 2015 and 53% increase in July 2016.  Annual inflow of foreign direct investment was between $694.58 million to $1146.10 million from 2015 – 2018.  Results for foreign capital importation revealed that shares dominated in the sectors with $14,694.86 million (54.43%), followed by banking $2,783.16 million (10.31%).  During the period under review the agricultural sector received total foreign capital investment of $279.86 million with the highest foreign capital investment made in 2017 ($159.06 million), while the fishing sector received a total sum of $106.44 million with its highest allocation of $100.43 million in 2017.  These foreign capital importations into the Nigeria agricultural sector were very meager (1.04% for agriculture and 0.39% for fishing) compared to the large amounts allocated to shares, banking and telecommunication.

Keywords:  Foreign direct investment (FDI); capital importation, agriculture; fishing; economic sectors; Nigeria.