Volume 18, No. 6, 2021

Traditional Economy In Nigeria Before Colonial Administration

Frances Jumoke Oloidi


The study was set up to examine the nature and structure traditional indigenous economies of the people of Nigeria prior to colonization. The study indicated that agriculture was the mainstay of the country prior to the visit of the British. Other economic and occupational activities that determined the economy included: fishing, blacksmith, mineral mining and manufacturing among others. The study argued that factors of production: land, labour, capital and entrepreneurship existed within 1500-1800 AD of Nigerian economy because without them production will not take place.

Pages: 3176-3185

Keywords: Colonial Administrators, Nigeria, Traditional Economy

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