Nigeria Transport

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Chapter | Transport from The Report: Nigeria 2015

Upgrading and developing new transport infrastructure is essential to unlocking Nigeria’s undeniable growth potential. Given that state coffers are strained, and multiple sectors are competing for funding, the government is looking to reduce public control of its transport network and hand over development, management and maintenance responsibilities to the private sector. The port concessions...

Fresh from a rebasing exercise in April 2014 that boosted 2013 GDP by 89% to $509.97bn, Nigeria now ranks not only as Africa’s most populous country, but also as its largest economy. It has long played an outsized regional role, making up 76% of West Africa’s GDP and around 60% of its population.

Continuing the shift away from state dominance in infrastructure development that began with the power privatisation initiative, a drive to boost the private sector role in several of Nigeria’s big-ticket transport projects looks set to open doors for investors.

The current infrastructure drive under way in Nigeria includes both upgrades and expansions to the country’s existing airports. Beyond the need to keep up with demand for passenger travel and cargo services, Nigeria has several specific goals in mind for its aviation sector: boosting government revenue from its facilities, providing easier access to...

What are the priorities for stakeholder management in infrastructure development projects?

Rehabilitating Nigeria’s railways is a key element in the country’s overall vision to turn its transportation infrastructure from an obstacle into an opportunity. Whilst railroad services never completely disappeared in the country, the more than five decades since independence have been mostly characterised by a slow decline in capacity, as...

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