Oil Subsidy Administration in Nigeria

  • Adeoye O. Akinola
Part of the African Histories and Modernities book series (AHAM)


This chapter provides a critical assessment of the subsidy administration, examines the realities and logic of fuel subsidies, revealing the manner in which the prevailing system breeds corruption in the marketing and distribution arm of the oil sector. A proper understanding of subsidy administration reveales mismanagement, unprofessionalism, depth of oil corruption and foundations of public dissent against the pseudo-deregulation and subsidy reform initiated by the government to sanitize the oil sector and ensure effective service delivery. The chapter assesses the performance of Nigeria’s refineries and asserts that capacity under-utilization provides an explaination for the crisis experienced in the sector and activities of the oil-importation network that result in defrauding the state. Using a case study approach, the chapter place the subsidy administration in the context of these developments.


Subsidy administration Corruption Oil sector Refinery Service delivery Nigeria 


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  • Adeoye O. Akinola
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  1. 1.Department of Public AdministrationUniversity of ZululandKwaDlangezwaSouth Africa

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