NGA Tearline: China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Nigeria - Part 2

Impact of Lagos-Ibadan Railway on Port Congestion

What is NGA Tearline?

NGA is partnering with expert private groups to grow public-facing, authoritative open source intelligence on various strategic and humanitarian intelligence topics that tend to be under-reported within long-form format. This authoritative open source content will be cited for internal purposes and it will grow public trust by increasing transparency around shared public-private interest in various strategic and humanitarian intelligence topics that are fit for public consumption.

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Columbia University

For this report NGA Tearline collaborated with college students from the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs. Co-authors include Alessandra Laurel Lopez, Chen Ji, Emma Yang, Incheol Choe, Nora Delaney and Rocky Intan.

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This Tearline article, Part 2 in a series, analyzes micro-level impacts of BRI infrastructure projects on local economies through geospatial analysis of Lagos-Ibadan Railway's potential impacts to Lagos' Ports.

A new rail extension to Apapa port aims to connect Nigeria’s hinterland to global markets to diversify its economy. However, the rail extension may fail to address severe congestion in Lagos’ port areas and high shipping costs will remain.

Read more of this intelligence report on Tearline.