Nigeria’s economy grew 2.01% in Q1 2019 -stats office

ABUJA, May 20 (Reuters) – Nigeria’s gross domestic product grew 2.01% in the first quarter of 2019 compared with growth of 1.89% in the same period a year before, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Monday.

Nigeria’s economy emerged from a recession in 2017 and has been recovering largely due to higher oil prices, though growth remains fragile. (Reporting by Paul Carsten; Editing by Toby Chopra)


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