Transport Administration in Nigeria and Britain: Prospects, Issues and Recommendations

Adeniyi Olufemi Oluwakoya, Stephen Olufemi Obasa


Transport, due to its ubiquitous nature, takes a key position in contemporary discourse as a critical sector that impacts governance, economic and social wellbeing of the national development. The unprecedented transportation challenges, particularly in the sub-Saharan states, have a significant implication on the performance of their economies. These challenges, more often than not, are generated by disequilibrium in the policy of the government as it affects transport administration. The study takes a comparative evaluation of the extent, dimension and manner of transport administration in Nigeria and Britain. The approach involves a documentary search of the policy intervention of transport administration in both countries. The study identifies the issues and challenges of transport administration lapses, especially on the part of Nigeria and relevant recommendation to improve transport administration for national economic development.

Full Text:



Adebisi, O. (2004). Transport Systems Management in Nigeria in Vandu-Chikolo et al (eds) Perspectives on Urban Transportation in Nigeria. Nigeria Institute of Transport Technology (NITT), Zaria.

Casaburi, L., Glennerster, R., & Tavneet, S. (2012). Rural Roads and Intermediated Trade: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from Sierra Leone, MIT Working paper.

Cockburn, J. (2014). 5 Issues that could be affecting your transportation costs. Retrieved today Thursday 21 March, 2019 from costs/

Donaldson, D., & Richard H. (2013). Railroads and American economic growth: A market access approach, Working paper.

Goryakin, Y., Lobstein, T., Philip T., MarcSuhrcke, J. (2015). The impact of economic, political and social globalisation on overweight and obesity in the 56 low and middle income countries. Social Science and Medicine, 133(67-76), Elsevier.

Living and Working in Britain (n.d). Survival Books, United Kingdom.

Mabogunje, A. (2015). The development process: A spatial perspective. Routledge.

Muktar, M. (2011). Impact of Transportation on Economic Growth: An Assessment of Road and Rail Transport Systems. Retrieved today Saturday, February 16, 2019 from Mustapha

National Express Trust/ Transit Operations (2017). 5 Transportation Challenges in Urban areas, Transit Industry Trends. August 17, 2017.

Olukoju, A. (2013). Infrastructure development and urban facilities in Lagos, 1861-2000. IFRA-Nigeria.

Rodrigue, J. P. (2017). The Geography of Transport Systems. New York: Routledge, 440 pages. ISBN 978-1138669574.

Tischer, M. L. (2013). Breaking your performance Management program for reauthorisation. In Measurement of Transportation Systems. Summary of the Fourth International Conference Proceeding, Transportation Research Board Conference Proceedings 49, USA.

Transportation Research Board (TRB, 2019). Critical Issues in Transportation: Policy Snapshot. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, USA.

Turok, N. & McGranahan, G. (2013). Urbanisation and economic growth: the arguments and evidence for Africa and Asia. Sage Journal. Retrieved to Thursday 21 March, 2019 from

World Bank (2007). Evaluation of World Bank Support to Transportation Infrastructure. Washington DC: World Bank Publications.


Copyright (c) 2020 Adeniyi Olufemi Oluwakoya, Stephen Olufemi Obasa

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

Journal of Public Administration and Governance  ISSN 2161-7104


Copyright © Macrothink Institute

To make sure that you can receive messages from us, please add the '' domain to your e-mail 'safe list'. If you do not receive e-mail in your 'inbox', check your 'bulk mail' or 'junk mail' folders.