Nigeria Transport

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It is perhaps unsurprising that Nigeria’s transportation problem is most acute in Lagos, the country’s largest city with a population that is estimated to range from anywhere between 10m and 17m people. The transportation challenge is one of the top priorities for the city and for the state of Lagos, which governs an area that includes the city...

Given the expansion plans at both Abidjan and Tema ports in nearby Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, the rollout of several new public-private partnership (PPP) facilities offers vital potential to significantly improve operations at Nigeria’s ports. Indeed, the picture in recent years is one of improving infrastructure and port capacity. “Soft...

As anyone who has spent time in a Lagos go-slow will attest, transportation can be a complicated issue in Nigeria. Underinvestment has led to a shortage of capacity for a country of nearly 170m people, and as GDP growth continues to surpass 7%, the resulting increase in both consumption and production means there is sizeable scope for investment in...

Infrastructure deficits are a problem that has become increasingly common in frontier and emerging markets, and addressing the issue through public-private partnership (PPP) investment deals is a common prescription. Indeed, infrastructure drives based on PPPs are increasingly the preferred method for governments looking to minimise the fiscal...

Chapter | Transport from The Report: Nigeria 2013

Underinvestment has led to a shortage of capacity for a country of nearly 170m people, and as GDP growth continues to surpass 7%, the resulting increase in both consumption and production means there is sizeable scope for investment in roads, ports, bridges, airports and other facilities. The government has thus embarked on the process of eliminating institutional obstacles and incentivising...

As the single most populous nation in Africa, Nigeria recently overtook South Africa as the largest economy on the continent. Natural resources, oil and gas in particular, comprise the country’s single largest revenue-earner but the 170m person economy also has seen significant activity in recent years into the industrial, financial, telecoms and – as of 2013 – power sectors.

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