According to the data agency, the GDP growth also represents an increase of 0.27 per cent points when compared with the third quarter of the year under review.
“The strong fourth quarter 2019 growth rate also represented the highest quarterly growth performance since the 2016 recession.
“Overall, this resulted in annual 2019 real growth rate of 2.27%, compared to 1.91% in 2018. Quarter on quarter, real GDP growth was 5.59%,” the report stated.
It explained that this was higher than the fourth quarter of 2018 which recorded an aggregate of N35,230,607.63 million, representing year on year nominal growth rate of 12.34 per cent.
The agency stressed that the rate was –0.31 per points lower relative to the rate recorded in the fourth quarter of 2018, and –0.96 per cent points lower than the rate recorded in the preceding quarter.