The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries says Nigeria’s crude oil production averaged 1.451 million barrels per day in September 2021.
OPEC made this known in its Oil Market Report for October 2021 obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria, on Wednesday, in Lagos.
The report indicated that the figure showed an increment of 156 barrels per day when compared to the 1.296 million barrels per day produced averagely in the month of August.
It also stated that Nigeria’s non-oil economic activities grew despite the lingering effects of the current COVID-19 wave.
The report read, “The Stanbic IBTC Bank Purchasing Managers’ Index edged up to 52.3 in September from 52.2 in August, remarking the 15th consecutive monthly expansion.
“Yet labour market pressures continued to be a concern.
“Recently released National Bureau of Statistics data indicated that the unemployment rate increased to 33.30 per cent in fourth quarter 2020 from 27.10 per cent in second quarter 2020.”
It added that both consumer and business confidence had increased, driven by the overall positive sentiments related to the easing of COVID-19 restrictions and rising commodity prices.