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Is Nigeria The Costliest Place In The World To Build Roads? by autojosh: 8:07am On Oct 29, 2018
In Nigeria, when the government – Federal, State, Local Government – announce how much they spend or intend to spend on a short distance road project, the amount always leaves one feeling dizzy.

It has become the norm; in Nigeria, the average cost for constructing a kilometer of road is N1Billion. And this is against the World Bank’s benchmark of N238million.

Even sadder is that when eventually completed, some of these roads do not stand the test of time.

According to a 2009-2013 report on Road Infrastructure Development in Nigeria, the cost of road construction in Nigeria compared to other African countries is outrageous

The report was published by the Abuja-based Centre for Social Justice (CSJ). It was a report based on an earlier study conducted by the World Bank in 2000.

According to the CSJ report, in Nigeria, constructing a kilometer of road costs between N400 million and over N1 billion.





Now, here are a few examples to support the CSJ report.

In 2013, the Federal Government awarded the contract for the reconstruction of the 127km Lagos-Ibadan Expressway at N167bn ($1bn at the time it was awarded)

Interestingly, and also in 2013, a similar contract was awarded for the 1,028km Lagos-Abidjan road project. The Economic Community of West African Countries (ECOWAS) estimated this project to cost between N167bn and N240bn.

Note, the ECOWAS six-lane project is expected to connect five (5) major cities in the region namely Lagos, Nigeria; Cotonou, Benin Republic; Lome, Togo; Accra, Ghana and Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire.

In other words, the number of kilometers to be covered by the ECOWAS project is 8 times higher than Nigeria’s Lagos-Ibadan Express road project; and the cost per kilometer is far lower than that of Nigeria.

At the projected maximum cost of N240bn, the cost of the ECOWAS road per km will be N234m. Whereas the six-lane Expressway road contract awarded by the Federal Government at N167bn cost N1.3bn per kilometer.

In the Limpopo Province of South Africa, to build a kilometer of paved road, it will cost N33m or $194,000, while the maintenance cost stands at N7.6m ($45,000).




Meanwhile, in 2006, the Lagos State Government signed a 30-year concession agreement with the Lekki Concession Company to finance, build, operate and maintain the Lekki-Epe Expressway. This was to be for a given period before it would revert to the government. The concession model can otherwise be called BOT- Build, Operate and Transfer.

At a cost of approximately N1bn ($5.9m) per km, the Lekki-Epe Expressway project also far overshoots the World Bank benchmark.


Similar examples of such outrageous road contract amounts are replete in Nigeria, for instance:

According to reports, the contract for the 9.52-kilometer Ibadan Township road in Oyo State was awarded at the cost of N5.8 billion, which is approximately N609.24 million per kilometer.


Similarly, the contract sum for the Abuja/Abaji/ Lokoja road, a 196-kilometer project Federal Government contract was awarded at an estimated cost of N42 billion in 2006.


It was however reviewed upward to N116 billion in 2011, an increase of 176.2 per cent. This was in spite of the declining rate of inflation at an average of 2.52 per cent within the five-year period.



In a similar fashion, the Oyo State government awarded the contract for the dualisation of some major roads in the state at the cost of N29.3bn. The projects include expansion and sectional repairs on roads with a combined length of 10.3km at the cost N7.9bn: 4km Ibadan-Oyo Expressway/Iseyin-Oyo junction to Owode.



The Oyo state government also said it would dualise 6.2km Ibadan –Oyo-Iseyin/Okeho junction road in Iseyin at a cost of N6.1bn.
The dualisation of the 7.4km Dugbe-Magazine-Eleiyele to Aleshinloye-Onireke/Agbarigo Road in Ibadan was also awarded by the state government at the cost of N7.1bn. That is also about N1biilion per kilometer.

Countless other examples of exaggerated road construction amount abound in Nigeria.



https://autojosh.com/is-nigeria-the-costliest-place-to-build-roads-in-the-world/

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Re: Is Nigeria The Costliest Place In The World To Build Roads? by autojosh: 8:07am On Oct 29, 2018
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Re: Is Nigeria The Costliest Place In The World To Build Roads? by SarkinYarki: 8:08am On Oct 29, 2018
Nigeria is one of the poorest place on earth yet they pay more pound for pound for everything they do ... We can keep fooling ourselves

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Re: Is Nigeria The Costliest Place In The World To Build Roads? by AGNESikpuNNU(f): 8:08am On Oct 29, 2018
Ask the corrupt politicians in power

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Re: Is Nigeria The Costliest Place In The World To Build Roads? by Nobody: 8:13am On Oct 29, 2018
Naija and corruption. Damn!

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Re: Is Nigeria The Costliest Place In The World To Build Roads? by xtravanganza: 8:25am On Oct 29, 2018
Nigeria... what happened?.. organized fraud.

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Re: Is Nigeria The Costliest Place In The World To Build Roads? by qwertyboss(m): 8:26am On Oct 29, 2018
Nigerians, if not entirely corrupt; entirely have corruption tendencies!

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Re: Is Nigeria The Costliest Place In The World To Build Roads? by Germandude: 8:31am On Oct 29, 2018
It's very clear the ministries inflate project price

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Re: Is Nigeria The Costliest Place In The World To Build Roads? by ourfather: 8:36am On Oct 29, 2018
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Re: Is Nigeria The Costliest Place In The World To Build Roads? by chinavs9ja(m): 8:37am On Oct 29, 2018
Really

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Re: Is Nigeria The Costliest Place In The World To Build Roads? by Sweetcollins: 8:37am On Oct 29, 2018
Noooo

That's why we call them
PEOPLE DECEIVING PEOPLE and
ASSOCIATION OF PAST CRIMINALS culled from above
...and the recycling ♻ and reshulflng keep on moving
While SOME lazy things are here shouting sai idiots and atik nonsense instead of jointly attacking these parasites sucking the masses dry since we were in the cradle.

One thing is sure, joy will come one day and power will exchange hands spontaneously

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Re: Is Nigeria The Costliest Place In The World To Build Roads? by Ugosample(m): 8:38am On Oct 29, 2018
Country full to the brim with criminals undecided
What a country

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Re: Is Nigeria The Costliest Place In The World To Build Roads? by psychologist(m): 8:38am On Oct 29, 2018
The only governor that is building sustainable road in Nigeria now is Dave umahi

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Re: Is Nigeria The Costliest Place In The World To Build Roads? by IrokoOluwere: 8:38am On Oct 29, 2018
SarkinYarki:
Nigeria is one of the poorest place on earth yet they pay more pound for pound for everything they do ... We can keep fooling ourselves
You’re saying nonsense!
One of the poorest? Wtf?

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Re: Is Nigeria The Costliest Place In The World To Build Roads? by Nobody: 8:38am On Oct 29, 2018
A country where a website was updated with 70 million naira

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Re: Is Nigeria The Costliest Place In The World To Build Roads? by 01mcfadden(m): 8:39am On Oct 29, 2018
This is Nigeria

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Re: Is Nigeria The Costliest Place In The World To Build Roads? by IrokoOluwere: 8:39am On Oct 29, 2018
Ugosample:
Country full to the brim with criminals undecided

What a country
Shut up!
Ipob
If you have another country,you can leave

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Re: Is Nigeria The Costliest Place In The World To Build Roads? by michoim(m): 8:39am On Oct 29, 2018
That range you gave is too wide and unrealistic. Hence the report lack credibility

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Re: Is Nigeria The Costliest Place In The World To Build Roads? by alphaconde(m): 8:39am On Oct 29, 2018
i know Bahrain is the costliest place to design a LOGO

if u know u know

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Re: Is Nigeria The Costliest Place In The World To Build Roads? by spafu(m): 8:39am On Oct 29, 2018
Lol
Re: Is Nigeria The Costliest Place In The World To Build Roads? by GoodofNaija: 8:40am On Oct 29, 2018
This is one of Nigeria's major problems.

This is why most of our projects are never completed. What we have are inflated contracts.

For example:

1. The governor and co-politicians would have collected half or more of the contract sum for just awarding the contract.

2. Appointments of non professionals to head ministries or agencies. By giving the ministry of works, power& housing to just one person, you will have problems of inflated contracts. Worse still the minister is not a professional in those core engineering ministries. In a normal country, the ministry of works & housing should be headed by civil engineers or architects. Ministry of power should be headed by electrical engineer.

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Re: Is Nigeria The Costliest Place In The World To Build Roads? by alphaconde(m): 8:43am On Oct 29, 2018
200m is even too high, are they mixing asphalt with diamond

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Re: Is Nigeria The Costliest Place In The World To Build Roads? by Splasshhh(f): 8:44am On Oct 29, 2018
undecided
Re: Is Nigeria The Costliest Place In The World To Build Roads? by Nobody: 8:46am On Oct 29, 2018
All I'm seeing is billion.. Billion.. Billion.. Kilode gan

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Re: Is Nigeria The Costliest Place In The World To Build Roads? by davillian(m): 8:46am On Oct 29, 2018
60% of the money will be shared before it gets to the final hand that will handle the project.
Old corrupt fools since nobody is talking it has been a smooth business as usual .

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Re: Is Nigeria The Costliest Place In The World To Build Roads? by omoregea: 8:46am On Oct 29, 2018
IrokoOluwere:

You’re saying nonsense!
One of the poorest? Wtf?


why are you alien to the truth. Nigeria is one of the poorest countries in the world and have the highest number of poorest in the world. update yourself bro

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Re: Is Nigeria The Costliest Place In The World To Build Roads? by gurunlocker: 8:47am On Oct 29, 2018
No, it's not....


We only build Road of corruption. A road that will not last 5 years so they can still budget another huge money for the repair and embezzle it.

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Re: Is Nigeria The Costliest Place In The World To Build Roads? by Benwems(m): 8:48am On Oct 29, 2018
Yes, it’s the most costly and also the least durable. The high cost is because corruption. You can ask dan dollar about what am saying.

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Re: Is Nigeria The Costliest Place In The World To Build Roads? by pascal558(m): 8:49am On Oct 29, 2018
so they make it look!

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Re: Is Nigeria The Costliest Place In The World To Build Roads? by Sleekfingers: 8:49am On Oct 29, 2018
IrokoOluwere:

You’re saying nonsense!
One of the poorest? Wtf?


Nigeria is the headquarter of poverty.... We have overtaken India.....

Look around you....

Although we are rich with natural and human resources....but Nigeria still remain a poor country....

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Re: Is Nigeria The Costliest Place In The World To Build Roads? by yinkus6750(m): 8:50am On Oct 29, 2018
Our corrupt nature and lack of due process on awarding contracts makes it expensive. Even with the cost, they still do substandard jobs that doesn't last.

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