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An analysis of the relationship between tax revenue and public expenditure in Nigeria

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Abstract
The study investigated on the relationship between tax revenue and public expenditure in Nigeria for the period of 1985-2017. To achieve the objective of the study, relevant secondary data were collected from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Statistical Bulletin. The study set out to test both long run and causal relationship between tax revenue and public expenditure in Nigeria. An empirical investigation was conducted using time-series data on oil revenue, non-oil revenue and capital expenditure from 1985-2017. The technique employed in the study include were Augmented Dickey Fuller test, Johasen Co-integration test, Vector Error Correction Model, Granger Causality test, and diagnostic test. The results shows a significant long-run relationship and a uni-directional relationship between tax revenue and public expenditure in Nigeria.The study recommends that Government should endeavor to provide social amenities to all nooks and crannies of the country as this will boost the level of tax compliance in Nigeria. ...
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