transportation

Overview

Kaduna enjoys a relatively strong competitive position in transportation due to its central location. It has been a major trade route providing links between the 19 Northern States  and the Southern part of Nigeria. The State has about 9500km paved road consisting of about 1,600km federal roads, 2,200km state roads and 5,700km local roads .

It remains an important hub in the country’s railway network. The state has served as a junction for the Kano-Lagos Line and the East Line.  With the recent take-off of the Kaduna-Abuja rail project, thousands of  commuters and goods are expected to be conveyed on a daily basis between Kaduna and Nigeria’s Capital.

Opportunities

With proper investment, Kaduna could serve as the logistics and transport hub for the north. Its cost position is similar to national averages, with fuel available at standardized costs, allow­ing it to focus on its geographical competitive advantage. Existing infrastructure connecting Kaduna to major rail networks could serve as a basis for future transport growth, although major improvements are needed. Perhaps most impor­tantly, developing the transportation sector will yield significant spillover benefits, facilitating activities in all other sectors and leading to an improved employment environment.

Specifically, the following opportunities exist for investors in the State:

  • Expansion and maintenance  of existing road infrastructure on a PPP basis
  • Construction  of light rail infrastructure across the State on a BOT basis
  • Establishment of Mass Transit Systems across the State
  • Provision of logistics/ haulage services
  • Provision of airport cargo services