Deteriorating infrastructure impedes our ability to compete in the thriving global economy. This platform is powered by The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Nigeria’s foremost professional body, to facilitate Nigeria’s Infrastructure Report Card, and Stakeholder Reviews to help inform decision-makers on areas of improvements necessary to ensure our country is well built for the future.
The 2021 edition of Nigeria’s Infrastructure Report Cards (IRCs) is the NSE’s third edition having produced the maiden edition in 2015 and another edition in 2017. For the seamless completion of the 2021 Infrastructure Scorecard Report, a committee was set up headed by Ademola Olorunfemi a former NSE President and currently, the Chairman, NSE Engineering Indices and Infrastructure Report Card Committee, supported by other Members of NSE such as Femi Akintunde, Chief Executive Officer, Alphamead Group; BatomBari Lezor, Bamidele Dahunsi, Gbenga Adeyemi, Kenneth Oronsaye, Nimot Muili, Obuks Ejohwomu, Patrick Obidoyin, Rilwan Anjorin, Chuwkudi Ezugu, John Audu, Babatunde Odunlami, Ogbonnaya Ochu, Elkana Yayock, and Kaka Bulu. The Committee is ably supported by Ukeme Peters representing Messrs Alpha Mead, the Project Technical Partner, and the BusinessDay Research and Intelligence Unit (BRIU) represented by Teliat Sule.
‘’Infrastructure Report Cards (IRCs) are abbreviated reports and commentary on the general condition of a nation’s economic and social public infrastructure. IRCs are a veritable tool for national development in the UK, USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia, Zambia just to mention but a few. It serves the purpose of informing Societies whether or not they have the necessary infrastructure to achieve their economic, industrial, social, and environmental aspirations’’.
‘’NSE has a privileged position to produce infrastructure report cards, as it has access to a vast pool of knowledge and expertise, and it brings together professionals and experts working in public infrastructure, works, and services, who have extensive experience and knowledge and can inform objectively and serve as an intermediary between Civil Societies and governments. In addition, professional organizations have greater access to the knowledge and experience of experts’’, Engr. Babagana Mohammed.
As part of its contributions to driving Nigeria’s infrastructure revolution, the Nigerian Society of Engineers in 2015, when Ademola Olorunfemi was the President, produced the maiden edition of the Infrastructure Ranking Scorecard for Nigeria. The report card graded the state of built infrastructure in all sectors and states; and provided policymakers an empirical guide in making choices and investment decisions with respect to infrastructure development. It was expected to drive the efficient and effective allocation of resources for the renewal, provision, delivery, maintenance, management and continued development of the nation’s infrastructure stock. The second edition of the scorecard was produced in 2017.
”The inadequate physical infrastructure stock of our country is one of the major constraints against sustained and broad-based strong economic growth”, Ademola Isaac Olorunfemi, FNSE
The 3rd Edition of the NSE NIRC 2021 would cover the following key infrastructure areas: Electric Power, Transportation, Aviation, Water Supply & Waste-Water, Solid Waste Management (Sanitation), Health, Education, Oil & Gas, Housing and Tourism. Others are Sports, Agriculture, Communication & ICT, Emergency & Response, and Security & law.
“The quantity and adequacy of infrastructure owned by a nation bear a direct impact on the social, economic, and environmental well-being of the people. It is therefore important to have a basis for monitoring and evaluating the progress of development of this important national asset in order to guarantee continuous improvement on a sustainable basis”. Engr. Babagana Mohammed, FNSE President NSE.