Nigeria has reaped significant financial benefits from its oil and gas as well as solid minerals sectors. These revenues have played a crucial role in shaping the country's economy and overall development.
From 1999 to 2020, Nigeria accumulated a total oil and gas revenue of a staggering $741.48 billion dollars. This revenue was primarily generated from the production and export of crude oil, of which approximately 17.5 billion barrels were extracted during this time frame. Oil and gas have been the backbone of Nigeria's economy for decades, providing the government with substantial income to fund various projects and initiatives.
In addition to the oil and gas sector, Nigeria has also seen notable returns from its solid minerals industry. Between 2007 and 2020, the country generated a total solid mineral revenue of 635.3 billion Naira. This income was generated through the mining and sale of various solid minerals, totalling approximately 527.37 million tonnes over the same period. While the solid minerals sector has historically been overshadowed by the dominance of oil and gas, it has been gaining increasing attention as a potential source of diversification for Nigeria's economy.