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$35bn annual injection over a 5-year period,‘ll engender robust economy – MD Infrastructure Bank

Nigeria is said to require a yearly injection of N35bn year-on-year in the course of 5 years to deliver a sustained and robust economic growth.

Adekunle Oyintiloye, Managing Director of Nigeria’s Infrastructure Bank made this disclosure in Abuja at a forum for 1998 Economics Class of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.

In a paper entitled “Economic Indices and Relationship with Infrastructure Development, Oyintiloye said capital investments in infrastructure were a reliable avenue to engender sustainable economic growth and development.

Harping on the role of infrastructure in economic development, he said: “According to the National integrated Infrastructure Master Plan (NIIP), Nigeria needs about 35billion US dollars per annum for a succeeding period of five years to sustain robust economic growth”.

That is what we need but we have never gone beyond about 12 billion dollars; so it is estimated that infrastructure funding needs for the next 30 years in the region of three dollars trillion dollars.

He then posited that infrastructure is a key ingredient for enhancing the nation’s productivity and economic growth.

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