TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT IN
NIGERIA; A CASE STUDY OF KEBBI, SOKOTO AND ZAMFARA STATESAliyu Hamza
Nigeria is one of the fastest growing economies in the world and it has one of the largest road networks in the African continent. The country?s socio-economic ambitions are directly based on its transport infrastructure. However, the country?s current network transport infrastructure is in dismal state. Although the country has taken up ambitious plans to enhance its transport infrastructure by constructing new rail line and concession of the airports. This research discovered the following critical factors that could contribute to the development of transport infrastructure in Nigeria, such as good planning, coordination between federal and state governments on transport policies, availability of technical expertise, assets management and eradication of corruption in awarding contracts and project execution. The study used qualitative research approach by reviewing related literatures.
Keywords: Infrastructure, Transport, Development, Road, Railway, Seaports.