This chapter includes the following articles.
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 show the PPP model can work and demonstrate the possible efficiency and performance gains from privatisation. Across all modes of transport, a mismatch between demand projections and current capacity is evident, making a strong case for interested bidders, given the right regulatory framework and operating conditions. Prospective investors will be eagerly waiting to see how the transition impacts the passage of key bills – like the NTP – and the confirmation of the revised roles and remits of the various regulatory bodies and state institutions operating in the sector.
This chapter contains interviews with Uche Orji, Managing Director and CEO, Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), and Charles Brewer, Managing Director for Sub-Saharan Africa, DHL Express.