NBS report: Nigeria government hopeful of better economic outlook for second half 2016

The Presidency has said on Wednesday while the just released GDP figures for the 2016 second quarter by the National Bureau of Statistics   confirmed a decline, it has also indicated a hopeful expectation in the country’s economic trajectory. In a statement, released by the Office of the Vice President, the presidency also said besides the growth recorded in the agriculture and solid mineral sectors, the Nigerian economy in response to the policies of the Buhari presidency is also doing better than what the IMF had estimated with clear indications that the second half of the year would be even much better. “The Buhari presidency will continue to work diligently on the economy and engage with all stakeholders to ensure that beneficial policy initiatives are actively pursued and the dividends delivered to the Nigerian people” Also, the Special Adviser to the President on Economic Matters, Dr.