Uphill task for Nigeria's new economic team

Ministers are under pressure to show results quickly, with almost half of President Muhammadu Buhari's first year in office already overNigeria finally has a government after a wait of more than five months but the new ministers have their work cut out to reverse a damaging slump in Africa’s leading economy. Falling global oil prices have shrunk government revenues and slowed growth to a near standstill, while the naira currency is weak, inflation high and unemployment causing widespread concern. “Nigeria has never been this bad,” said political commentator Olapade Agoro, who is also an opposition politician and former presidential candidate.

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