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Effect of Banking Sector Reforms on the Growth of Manufacturing Sector in Developing Economies: A Study of Nigeria 1986-2018 (Published)

The study examined the effect of banking sector reforms on the growth of manufacturing sector in developing economies: a study of Nigeria. The specific objectives of this study is to investigate the relationship between aggregate credit to the manufacturing sectors (ACM), commercial banks’ reserve requirement (CBR), commercial banks’ investment (CBI), loan-to-deposits ratio (LDR), lending rate (LR), real effective exchange rate index (EXR) and  manufacturing sector output growth (MGDP), anchored on financial liberalization theory and keynesian theory of finance and economic growth. The study used secondary data obtained from the publications of NBS and CBN and subjected them to Co-integrating and Serial Correlation CM Test to ascertain the long run and short run relationship between ACM, CBR, CBI, LDR, LR and MGDP at 5% level of significance. The findings shows that banking sector reforms did not have significant effect on growth of the manufacturing sectors for the period 1986 to 2018 in Nigeria. We recommend that a more structured reform programme with identifiable and specific objectives that prioritizes credit to the manufacturing sector should be promoted.

Keywords: Banking reforms, Lending Rate, Manufacturing sector, aggregate credit


From strategic financial management standpoint, reform-driven capital restructuring process has three critical stages which are the diagnostic stage of identifying the cause of a problem, the prescriptive stage of proffering appropriate solution-bound course, and the monitoring stage of following up and seeing remedial recipes through to actualization and sustainability. Banking reforms in characteristic symbolism have not been so thorough in the Nigerian economy over the years. Adopting ordinary least square regression analytical framework, this study examines bank capital as predictor variable in relation to aggregate private sector credit and gross domestic product as respective criterion variables. Financial data (time series) are drawn from related publications of the Central Bank of Nigeria and Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation covering 23 years (1985-2008), a focal time frame which captures the critical banking reform vicissitudes of the Nigerian economy. The analytical results clearly establish efficacy of bank capital as significant determinant of the dynamics of aggregate private sector credit and gross domestic product in Nigeria. The strategic redirection being advocated underscores conscientious fixing of the age-long monitoring – stage missing link. This should be facilitated by creation of functional corporate governance, judicial/legal, and digital tracking substructures in a holistic banking frame

Keywords: Banking reforms, Nigerian Economy, Strategic Analysis