The impact of the petroleum sector on the output of the Nigerian construction sector

Najimu Saka, John Lowe

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


    The petroleum sector plays an important role in the Nigerian economy, as it is the single largest revenue earner of the country and one of the largest contributors to the gross domestic product (GDP). This study estimated the impact of petroleum and gas revenue on the performance of the construction sector using a polynomial distributed lag model. We extracted data on the petroleum and gas sector (PGS), the GDP and construction sector output (CNS) for this study from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Statistical Bulletin. The analysis employed econometric methodology, which includes testing for stationarity and co-integration as well as estimating the distributed lag model.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1301-1312
    Number of pages12
    JournalConstruction Management and Economics
    Issue number12
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010



    • petroleum sector
    • Nigerian construction industry
    • economics

    Cite this