Infrastructure Master Plan
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- President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR, in July 2012, approved that the National Planning Commission coordinates the preparation of a National Integrated Infrastructure Master Plan (NIIMP) for the country. The Plan will be implemented over a period of thirty years from 2014 – 2043. The NIIMP adopts a coordinated approach to its development and will among others, address lack of linkages in the infrastructure sector.
- NIIMP is in line with global trends in infrastructure development. Countries that have adopted NIIMP include Malaysia, India, Singapore and China. Apart from generally supporting the growth of the national economy, the adoption of NIIMP in those countries has been accompanied by a remarkable private sector inflow of investment for infrastructure development. The NIIMP also enhances competitiveness of the countries, and as part of expected benefits, a prioritized projects and programmes whose implementation will address the current deficit in infrastructure in the country would emerge from the Plan.
- The Commission in collaboration with the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) has developed a Framework for the NIIMP. It is currently consulting with the key stakeholders in the infrastructure sector with a view to harvesting ideas to enrich the framework. Thereafter, working groups on various thematic areas of infrastructure will be inaugurated and will commence activities. The preparation of the NIIMP is to be finalized by April, 2013.
- This process was coordinated by the National Planning Commission under the leadership of Dr. Shamsuddeen Usman, CON, the Honourable Minister of National Planning.