This study examined the impact of capital flight on the Nigerian economy from 1986-2016 Real Gross Domestic Product and Capital Flight were used as the endogenous variables while Political instability, Amount of Looted funds, Interest Rate Differentials, Expenses on Foreign Medical Services and Education Abroad and Domestic Investment were the explanatory variables. Data for these variables were sourced from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Statistical Bulletin, World Bank Development Index, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Bulletins, Tertiary Education Trust Fund Publications and the Federal Ministry of Information Annual Briefings and Extracts (various editions). The variables were found to be integrated of mixed order hence we confirmed the long run relationship existing among the variables using the Bounds test. The simultaneous equation model shows a negative and significant relationship between capital flight and economic growth. Domestic Investment and Interest Rate Differential both have positive relationships with Real GDP while Political Instability, looted Funds, Expenses on Foreign Education and Medical Services were found to have positive and significant impact on Capital Flight. The implication of these findings is that Capital flight have negatively impacted on Economic growth of Nigeria with Foreign Education and Medical Expenses and Looted Funds being the major channels through which huge capital leave the country. It was recommended that our education and health infrastructures should be adequately funded and maintained. Also, the government should ensure good governance and prosecution of corrupt officials in order to discourage capital and encourage domestic investments.
The main objective of this study is examines the effect of Nigerian elite’ overseas medical treatment on the economy of Nigeria. Both quantitative and qualitative data collected through informal interview and structured questionnaire administered to a sample of 102 Nigerian elites across the thirty six states of Nigeria. The data were analyzes using, mean average and multiple regression analysis. The result shows that Nigerian elite’ overseas medical treatment has negative and statistically significant effects on the Nigerian economy. More so, Nigerian elite’ overseas medical treatment have effect on the capital flight and unemployment. Based on this findings it is therefore recommended that Nigeria governments and stakeholders in health sector at all level should formulate appropriate policy that will discourage Nigerian elite overseas medical treatment by provide necessary world class medical infrastructures with best medical team that are well qualify to managed this medical institution. Furthermore, provision of quality of healthcare delivery in the country; restore the confidence of Nigerian elites in the health sector, and, more importantly, create the enabling environment for the nation’s brains in the Diaspora to return home and boost our medical tourism.