Details of 4 Infrastructures In Nigeria Rated As Mega Projects To Drive Africa Economy

Details of 4 Infrastructures In Nigeria Rated As Mega Projects To Drive Africa Economy

  • About 15 infrastructures have been outlined by CNN and are projected to be mega projects that will drive Africa's economy in the nearest future
  • The infrastructures cut across Nigeria, Egypt, Kenya, Ethiopia and many others, bordering on telecommunication, roads, rail, electricity and other developmental projects
  • However, 4 of the 15 projects are found in Nigeria, and they have been compiled while their details are explained

An international media, CNN, has rated some ongoing infrastructure projects in Nigeria as mega projects that will drive the Africa economy any time soon.

The medium projected about 15 infrastructures in Africa that will drive the black continent's economy in the nearest future.

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List of infrastructure in Nigeria that will drive Africa economy Photo Credit: CNN
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The infrastructures include innovative transport systems, smart cities and telecoms operation to boost the economy of the African continent.

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However, 4 of the 15 infrastructures rated to drive the Africa economy in the future are located in Nigeria

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Details of the four projects are explained below.

The Lekki Deep Sea Port, Lagos

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Lekki deep sea port under construction Photo Credit CNN
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The new Lagos Sea Port tops the infrastructures in Africa expected to drive the continent's economy and is expected to handle about 4 million metric tons of dry goods annually.

It is hoped that the Lekki Sea Port in Lagos will generate about N361 billion in revenue and no less than 170,000 jobs.

Eko Atlantic City, Lagos

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Eko Atlantic City in the rear view Photo Credit: CNN
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The multi-billionaire project to expand and transform Lagos begins in 2019, and it is on number 9 on the CNN report.

The projected financial hub occupied 10 square kilometres of reclaimed land with 300,000 residential spaces and 150,000 daily commuters.

However, experts have argued that the Eko Atlantic project is causing coastal erosion and neighbouring areas are vulnerable to flooding.

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Dangote Petroleum Refinery, Lagos State

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Dangote petroleum refinery in Lagos Photo Credit: CNN
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Rated number 11 of the 15 infrastructures projected to drive the Africa economy. The Dangote refinery is hoped to solve Nigeria's refineries operating at a small fraction to boost the country's economy.

The Dangote Petroleum Refinery will be the largest in Africa. It will process 650,000 barrels per day, creating an $11 billion market for Nigerian crude oil annually.

African richest man, Aliko Dangote, said his oil refinery would solve Nigeria's fuel crisis.

Lagos to Kano Standard Gauge Railway

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Lagos to Kano standard gauge rail line Photo Credit: CNN
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The Lagos-Kano standard gauge railway project is rated 14 of 15 infrastructures that will boost Africa's economy in the near future.

The project will span 1,678 miles, a total of 2,700 kilometres, from Lagos Port to the northern city of Kano, down to the border of Niger.

The railway was constructed by China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC) and partially funded by the Exim bank.

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It is being completed in multiple phases, with the first section, Abuja to Kaduna, completed in 2016. The second phase is Lagos to Ibadan, with its trial beginning in December 2020.

APC comments on CNN lists of 14 mega projects reshaping Africa, reveals how Buhari, Tinubu make impacts earlier reported that the All Progressives Congress (APC) commented on a CNN report that outlined 15 mega projects in Africa projected to drive the continent's economy in the future.

Festus Keyamo, the APC presidential campaign spokesperson, said that 4 of the mentioned by in the CNN report are located in Nigeria.

The APC chieftain bragged that 2 of the projects were direct initiatives of Bola Tinubu, the ruling party's presidential candidate, while President Muhammadu Buhari facilitated one.


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