Global GDP Ranking, Nigeria Now 36th

The Federal Government revealed that the nation had witnessed improvement in the global Gross Domestic Product ranking from number 44th in 2010 to 36th in 2012.

President Goodluck Jonathan, who was represented by Vice-President Namadi Sambo, said this while declaring open the 6th National Diaspora Day Conference themed, ‘Diaspora Nigerians –Agents of investment and development,’organised by the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation in Abuja.

While calling on Nigerians in the Diaspora to bring their investments home and assist in improving the country’s Foreign Direct Investment, the government also claimed that the economy grew by about 6.6% last year and had recorded significant improvements in economic fundamentals as a result of the reform embarked upon by it.