This report gives a comprehensive overview of the public-private partnership (PPP) market in Nigeria. With over 50 PPP projects currently in construction or operation, and a pipeline valued at over US$18 billion, the national PPP sector is one of the most advanced in Africa.
In 2018 the World Bank assessed Nigeria’s regulatory framework for PPP procurement as similar to High-Income group countries in terms of its alignment with international PPP good practices, significantly above the average of Sub-Saharan countries. This bodes well for the country’s impressive PPP pipeline, which includes a US$2.8 billion gas pipeline, a US$2.5 billion railway and what will be the longest bridge in Africa.
However, PPP contract management has not been found to align so well with international best practices. This is evident in the obvious slowdown of PPP implementation in the last decade. Between 2005 and 2007, Nigerian public authorities awarded and signed more PPP contracts than the next ten years combined. However, InfraPPP’s data shows that the tables are turning, with the number of PPPs executed set to grow substantially over the next few years. The government’s Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) is currently presiding over 22 PPP tenders.
For more details of these projects, see the report’s index. This lists all of the PPP projects in development in Nigeria in the InfraPPP database. Projects are organised by stage, with listings spanning from projects in planning to those in operation.