Journal of
Geography and Regional Planning

  • Abbreviation: J. Geogr. Reg. Plann.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2070-1845
  • DOI: 10.5897/JGRP
  • Start Year: 2008
  • Published Articles: 389

Full Length Research Paper

The need for multimodal transport development in Nigeria

Joshua A. Odeleye
  • Joshua A. Odeleye
  • Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology (NITT), P.M.B 1148, Basawa Road, Zaria, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 26 May 2015
  •  Accepted: 09 September 2015
  •  Published: 30 September 2015


The role of multimodal transport in cost-effective trade facilitation across the globe is highlighted in this paper. The paper also emphasizes the developmental strategies been currently deployed in upgrading and integrating modes of transport in developed countries, which is primarily aimed at realizing seamless freight and passenger transport services. The policy gaps and financial constraints that hindered the multimodal transport development in Nigeria are deduced as the main challenge of standardized integrated transport infrastructure development in Nigeria. In conclusion, the Public-private partnership (PPP) business case is recommended for a sustainable integrated transport infrastructure and services development in Nigeria.

Key words: Multimodal, public-private participation, seamless, sustainability.