INFRASTRUCTURE AND NIGERIA’S INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT: THE CONNECT

By
ANIETI N. UDOFIA
Department of Political Science and Public Administration
University of Uyo, Uyo Nigeria
Mail: aniudofia_owo@yahoo.com
&
UDOFIA S. BASSEY
Department of Political Science
School of Arts and Social Sciences
College of Education
Afaha Nsit

Summary
Infrastructural inadequacy is a major problem confronting developing countries in their quest to achieve sustainable industrial development. There is a strong relationship between the degree of infrastructural development and industrial progress/development. The objective of this paper was to investigate the impact of infrastructure on industrial development of Nigeria. The paper adopted the descriptive research method. Information for the study was sourced from texts, journal articles, magazines and online materials. Findings from the study revealed that infrastructural development impact positively on industrial development as industries need infrastructure like good roads for greater and effective performance. This paper concluded that, for industrial development to thrive, there is need for Nigeria to reposition its infrastructural base. The paper recommended increased investment and upgrading of decaying infrastructures as panacea for industrial growth and harmony in Nigeria.

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Posted in VOLUME 17 NO. 1 APRIL, 2015.

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