INTER-SECTORIAL CONNECTEDNESS- THE ANALYSIS OF THE TRANSPORTATION SECTORS IN NIGERIA

Abstract

This study examined the relative importance of the transportation sectors in the Nigerian economy by exploring the extent of the inter-sectorial connectedness of transportation sectors with other sectors of the economy. Using input-output table for 2011, the backward and forward linkages for road transport, rail transport & pipelines, water transport, air transport and transport services in Nigeria were computed. Road transport was found to be forward and backward oriented, while rail transport & pipelines, water transport, air transport and transport services were found to be backward-oriented. The role of government and private sector in revamping the sector was emphasised.

Keywords: Connectedness, Inter-sectorial, Transportation

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Pages: 14-23 (Download PDF)

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