Transport Systems in Nigeria
edited by Toyin Falola and S. A. Olanrewaju
The interdisciplinary nature of transport study is reflected in this book, since its various chapters are contributed by scholars from multiple disciplines—history, geography, economics, urban planning—with an interest in transport. The work covers an overview of transportation in Nigeria's economic and historic settings, and the development of rail, port, air and pipeline transport. Among the themes that emerge from the text are the inadequacy of planning (which cuts across all of the transport systems), the failure of transportation management under a governmentally run program, and the chaos caused by unbridled competition in the para-transit free market.