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Title:Urban mass transit as a public sector concern: the Nigerian experience
Author:Ikporukpo, C.O.
Periodical:The Nigerian Journal of Economic and Social Studies
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:urban transport
passenger transport
Abstract:The three tiers of government in Nigeria - local, state, and federal - have all been involved in one way or another in the operation of urban mass transit services. Given the private sector orientation of the colonial government, the public sector was only effectively involved after Nigeria's independence in 1960. The postindependence government's emphasis on public sector initiative and active participation was reflected in the establishment of local and state government operated urban mass transit services. The federal government did not become involved in the provision of urban mass transit services until after the introduction of the structural adjustment programme in 1986. Generally speaking, public sector involvement before 1986 can be explained by government policy on the role of the public sector, while the trend since 1986 is attributable to the emergent urban transport crisis and the need to provide a social welfare good. Bibliogr., sum.