Hi. I’m Wilson Erumebor, an Economist with over a decade of experience in macroeconomic and industry research, data analysis and policy advocacy.


My Passion and Focus is to provide economic insights to aid decision making

Whether it’s for businesses, NGOs and government, I provide quality research outputs to ensure informed decision making.


For over a decade, I have built expertise in macroeconomic research, industry analysis and poverty studies.


I provide macroeconomic reports, policy insights and rapporteuring services for corporates and international organisations. I feature on Panel Sessions and media outlets discussing issues around the Nigerian economy.


Some organisations I have engaged with include: Imara Africa, Phillips Consulting, Nextnomics Advisory, World Bank, DFID PDF II, Premium Pensions, Verakki Partners, Basic Education Africa, Next Generation Summit, Union Bank, PAC Holdings, Siemens Nigeria and the Nigerian Economic Summit Group.



  • Nigeria’s Trade Deficit hits record high in 2020 despite recession exit in Q4

    In 2020, Nigeria recorded its largest trade deficit of N7.38 trillion. The dollar value of exports significantly declined from US$122 billion in 2011 to US$32.8 billion in 2020. This brief examines Nigeria’s trade in goods performance in 2020 using recent data from the NBS....

  • These 10 tips will help you survive the forthcoming recession

    As the Nigerian economy goes through tough times due to the fall in oil price and the impact of Covid-19, citizens and businesses will feel the brunt; thus, individuals, businesses and families would need to adopt survival strategies and mechanisms to get through the difficult times ahead....

  • Understanding Nigeria’s N40 trillion Consumption Expenditure

    In May 2020, the National Bureau Statistics (NBS) released 2019 Consumption Expenditure Pattern in Nigeria. According to the NBS, the purpose of this report is to portray household consumption expenditure types by food and nonfood items at the national, zonal level, and state level, and......

  • Five reasons why Nigeria’s next economic recession will be worse than ever

    On Friday, February 28, 2020, Nigeria reported the first confirmed case of the Corona virus. Prior to this, Nigeria has been feeling the impact of the virus through declining crude oil prices in the international market. Oil price (Bonny light) declined from US$70 per barrel (pb) in January 2020 to US$50pb on February 28th, below the 2020 budget......

  • Three Scenarios for Nigeria going into 2050

    By the year 2050, Nigeria’s population will more than double its current size to reach 402 million, making Nigeria the third most populous country in the world. Also, in 2050, 67% will be below 35 years and about 62% will fall in the working age......

  • Covid-19, Crude Oil Price and their impacts on the Nigerian Economy

    On the 28th of April 2020, I (Wilson Erumebor) was interviewed by Africa Business Radio and we discussed the effect of the crash in crude oil price and the outbreak of Covid-19 on the Nigerian Economy. Below is the transcript of the interview. Interviewer: This global......

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Wilson spoke on CNBC Africa in March 2020, predicting a recession for Nigeria

Wilson shared thoughts on Nigeria’s recession exit on AriseTV