From The Report: Nigeria 2019
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Nigeria has seen much of its transport network fall into disrepair in the wake of unprecedented recent economic and population growth, as well as decades of underinvestment in critical transport infrastructure. Although rising passenger and cargo demand continues to strain nearly every segment of Nigeria’s transport sector, over the course of 2017 and 2018 the country has made commendable progress in alleviating urban congestion, investing in critical infrastructure projects and increasing private sector participation in the development of transport arteries. The opening of the Abuja Light Rail system, steady progress on the new terminal at Abuja’s Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, and rising public and private investment in the critical rail and road segments should see the transport sector become a key enabler of diversified non-oil growth, supporting Economic Recovery and Growth Plan targets as well as an ongoing macroeconomic recovery.

This chapter contains an interview with Hassan Bello, Executive Secretary and CEO, Nigerian Shippers’ Council.