The Legal Framework for Sale of Goods in Nigeria: A Critical Analysis


  • Olukayode Olalekan Aguda Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo


Sale of goods, Contract, Merchantable quality, Consumers, CISG


There is a need to revisit the current legal framework for the sale of goods in Nigeria. This is in
view of the fact that the law has numerous pitfalls as a result of its stagnant nature. The economic
background that dictated its emergence has evolved over time. Thus, given the above background
it has become important to critically access the current legal framework to determine the extent
of its relevance. This paper looked through the historical aspect of trading activities in Nigeria
which led to the development of the extant laws. The paper also focused on the appraisal of
international instruments such as the CISG and also carried out a comparative analysis of the
laws of both the United Kingdom and that of Nigeria. Amongst all, the paper recommended that
a complete overhaul of the Act is to be carried out in order to attend to recent developments and
realities in the commercial world.

Author Biography

Olukayode Olalekan Aguda, Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo

Olukayode Olalekan Aguda (PhD) Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo