Expert seeks sustainable solutions for Nigeria’s infrastructure deficitaisng
Think-Tanks in Nigeria have urged federal and state governments to focus on sustainable delivery of projects to adequately breach huge infrastructure shortfall in the country.
The experts, including Director General of Infrastructure Concession and Regulatory Commission (ICRC), Chidi Izuwah , the Executive Director of Centre for Ethics and Sustainable Development(CESD), Director Olajumoke Akiode, Professor of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, Ife Adewumi, Chief Executive Officer , Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG), Laoye Jaiyeola as well as the Deputy High Commissioner of the Australian Government to Nigeria, Cleo Wilson stressed the need to plan infrastructure with special consideration for people and environment.
According to them , despite various Government interventions, a lot still needs to be done in terms of identifying and contextualizing challenges and while proffering cost effective solutions that would be thoroughly and socially inclusive. the stakeholders who gathered at the second Sustainable Infrastructure Delivery (SID)colloquium, organised by CESD in Lagos added that Government must collaborate with private sector, academia and civil society groups through well-crafted, future proofed Public Private Partnerships to a group-centred and environmentally friendly infrastructure.