Boost To Economy As Oil Prices Rise To $39


BEVERLY HILLS, March 08, (THEWILL) – The Nigerian economy may experience an upturn following the rise in global crude oil prices currently trading above $39 per barrels.

The current rise in price will be good news to the current administration as it surpasses Nigeria's budgetary benchmark of $38.

Economy experts have warned the Federal Government to be frugal with the revenue accruing from the rise in oil price, so as to steer the country from the current economic downturn.

The price of Brent crude, the global oil benchmark, rose to an all-year high of $39.50 from $27.10 on January 20, the lowest for Brent in 2016.

The price of Nigeria's crude has not been quoted by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), but sources say the price may surge to the budget benchmark region of $38.

Nigeria's 2016 budget was benchmarked at $38 per barrel against major criticism across the nation, following December 2015 prices of about $34 per barrel.