Journal of
African Studies and Development

  • Abbreviation: J. Afr. Stud. Dev
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2189
  • DOI: 10.5897/JASD
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 221


Towards a harmonious view of money: The Nigerian experience

Olawoye-Mann Salewa
  • Olawoye-Mann Salewa
  • Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University, Canada.
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  •  Received: 28 July 2021
  •  Accepted: 14 September 2021
  •  Published: 18 November 2021


This paper approaches the topic of money from a Nigerian perspective. A proper understanding of money and its role in an economy and society as a whole would require a more rounded view of money and its meaning than what has been provided by the field of Economics. This harmonious view will analyze money through the lenses of different disciplines in social science. The aim is to show that money is a social construct that is embedded in culture and society.  Thus, a better understanding of money should reflect this attribute. Beginning with the Nigerian experience, this paper demonstrates the benefit of an interdisciplinary approach to money and finance.


Key words: Money, development, job creation, culture, Nigerian society.