Failure of transportation in Nigeria

The failure of transportation in Nigeria can be connected to the inadequate investment in infrastructure by the Government. Transportation is a vital component of human activities and the development of the economy in a particular country. The transport sector which contributes to the Gross domestic product(GDP), GDP measures all services and goods produced and consumed in a country. GDP can be weighed from three different strategies which are; expenditure, production(value-added), and income.

In respect to transportation, the expenditure method identifies the final (finished) transportation goods and services purchased by persons, businesses, governments, and foreigners. The production (value-added) approach measures the contribution of transportation services to the economy. The income approach measures the income generated from the production of transportation goods and services. Transportation value-added estimates the contribution of transportation services to the economy using the production (value-added) approach. It equals sales, receipts, and other running income from transportation services (gross output) less the goods and services used in production (intermediate inputs).

Transportation is a big contributing factor to the Economy and strong revenue in developing countries. However, the case differs in each country because some countries like Nigeria have not successfully tapped into the potential transportation has.

Among the major causes of failure of transportation in Nigeria is; the poor state of the road, environmental pollution, poor maintenance of the road, inadequacy of other means of transportation. E.g Railway transportation and so on. The transportation sector in Nigeria needs to be tackled seriously because it’s becoming a decaying factor in the growth of the Economy of the country.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *