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BlackBerry putting itself up for sale -

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

FERMA: A convergence of intent, engagement & perception -

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Nigeria Hits CNN’s List of World’s 12 sexiest accents…. -

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

N452t infrastructure funds from capital market coming -

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Getting the right staff for your business -

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Nigeria, others to re-evaluate Trans-Saharan gas project -

Monday, August 5, 2013

How Nigerians use social media -

Friday, August 2, 2013

NSIA to manage N3.4tr pension funds -

Friday, August 2, 2013


Friday, August 2, 2013

Nigerian Troops Return from Mali, Storm Borno -

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Our role in the $1.09b Malabu Oil mess, by Shell -

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

FG Can’t License Hotels, Hospitality Operators, Says Fashola -

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Why FG Must Urgently Invest in Efficient Rail System -

Monday, July 29, 2013

Lagos community begins energy generation from waste -

Monday, July 29, 2013

FG to privatise BoI, BoA in 2014 -

Monday, July 29, 2013

Cassava takes pride place in Nigeria’s agro-economy -

Monday, July 29, 2013

Future of Africa in food production depends on training, emerging technologies —Kabba college provost -

Friday, July 26, 2013

Will this fresh initiative against cyber crime work? -

Friday, July 26, 2013

Investors prefer Southwest, says LCCI -

Friday, July 26, 2013

Fed Govt stops project variation beyond 15% of initial cost -

Thursday, July 25, 2013

FERMA: A convergence of intent, engagement & perception

FERMA: A convergence of intent, engagement & perception... NAIJA INTEL

ROAD is a very important resource ingredient of infrastructure for various important reasons. As a basic factor, it is a crucial part of resource system essential for collective development. Apart from its primary benefits of transportation, it is a key element in global economic rating of nations, as a measure of economic growth and development. Economic development experts’ worldwide, have remained consistent in pushingfor aggressive economic development of nations through diversification, industrialization, human capacity development, careful resources allocation and innovativeness. Despite the wonderful achievements in technology and internet-enabled communication technology/system, ROAD has seen no replacement, as a driver of the much-needed economic growth and development, for its role as a facilitator of transportation. President OlusegunObasanjo, in his inaugural address of May 1999, stated: “… Transport is the lifeline of the economy and social interactions. An inefficient transport system implies stagnation in all sectors. Our priorities in this sector will be the design and implementing a new policy on road maintenance …”

One can only imagine the extent of dependence on ROAD for transportation in Nigeria of approximately 150-160 million people. Expectedly, therefore, the interests and concern are as engaging, vast and expressive, for reasons of economic benefits, social interaction, ease of simple/common movement of people and goods, community development….So the extent of general concern is understood. Personal experience will immediately include the Apapa – Oshodi Express Way and the 3rd Mainland Bridge, Makurdi-Gboko-Yandev road and Ife-IjebuJesa road in Osun State. Reports have thrown up other road users’ experiences with Ekparakwa- Azumini road in Akwa-Ibom State, Lalin Bridge along Langtang- Lalin – Tunkus – Shendam road in Plateau State. Nation-wide, the concerns, experiences and comments are as widely inclusive. These experiences are swayed sharply between sadness and joy, in line with the state and condition of these roads and bridges (so many others that have been rehabilitated along the over 35,00km long federal roads across Nigeria, in the last three years).

The extent of Federal government’s concern and investment on roads – construction, maintenance and rehabilitation – is open to individual interpretation. Records have consistently shown inadequacy in this regard, and to that extent, the general perception has been negative. Understandably however,resource allocation and investment on roads is a function of determination and commitment, especially among developing nations such as ours. The pattern of federal government investment from immediately post-

FERMA: A convergence of intent, engagement & perception... NAIJA INTEL

FERMA: A convergence of intent, engagement & perception… NAIJA INTEL

independenceNigeria has been selective, based on urbanization and satellite allocation, economic viability, social impact and population. With the post-military political era, this pattern became tainted with political calculations – the need for representatives to report political gains and benefits.


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