How Nigeria, others can tackle $170b African infrastructure needs

Bola Olajuwon, Assistant Editor, Cairo

NIGERIA and other African countries need greater regional and cross-border integration as well as cooperation to bridge the continent’s infrastructure needs put at between $130–$170 billion a year.

African leaders and other stakeholders stated this at the ongoing 2019 Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Week holding in Cairo, Egypt.

The financing gap for the required infrastructure needs was put at between $68–$108 billion.

Key players in the infrastructure sector noted that enhanced partnerships between the public and private sectors to develop the continent’s infrastructure to spur industrial growth and employment creation would bring the continent a little closer to achieving the Pan- African dreams of the African…

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