Find Transport expertise in Nigeria

The World Economic Forum report, 2011-2012, in terms of the quality of overall infrastructure, ranked Nigeria at 125 out of 142 countries, with a value of 3.0 (1.3 below the mean value). Cameroon was ranked at 122 and Ghana at 90. With regard to road quality, Nigeria was ranked at 120, with port infrastructure at 117, railroad quality at 104 and air transport quality at 104.

There are almost 200,000 km of roads in Nigeria, 15 % of them paved (2012). There are over 3,500 km of railway and much of the network is single track. The main international airports include Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Abuja (35km from the city), Kano and Port Harcourt, and some of the main domestic airports are to be found in Benin City, Calabar and Enugu. Airlines operating out of these airports include Arik Air, Delta Air Lines, Middle East Airlines, Virgin Nigeria, United Airlines and US Airways. 

Southern Nigeria is well connected by a bus service but further north it is more typical to travel in shared taxis. Motorcycle taxis are widespread in the cities and outskirts. There are numerous car rental companies, and major hotels offer cars for hire with drivers. 

Taxi companies in Nigeria include Orangecabs, Cabintech taxi cab and Diplomat Lagos Taxi Service. Car hire companies include Unity Global Ventures and Avis. A number of companies offer bus services as well as car hire and other services. Examples include Rivers Transport Company Ltd and Cross Country Ltd.

The two main forms of freight shipping are road and sea: road freight accounted for 53.9% of the total Nigerian freight market, while sea freight made up 45.9% of the market in 2009.

Transport Infrastructure organisations in Nigeria
Benin Airport
Calabar Port
Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport, The
Delta Ports, Warri
Enugu Airport
Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN)
Kaduna Airport
Lagos Ports Complex Apapa
Makurdi Airport
Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport
Murtala Muhammed International Airport
Nigeria Ports Authority
Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority
Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport
Onne Port
Port Harcourt International Airport
Rivers Port, Port Harcourt
Sultan Saddik Abubakar Airport Sokoto
Tin Can Island Port (TCPIP)
Warri Airport
Zaria Airport