TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS
Roads: In 1990, 108,000 kilometers of roads, of
30,000 kilometers paved, 25,000 kilometers gravel; rest
unimproved earth. Most state capitals and large towns
by paved road.
Railroads: In 1990, 3,500 kilometers of
(1.067 meter) track. Nigerian Railway Corporation declared
bankruptcy in 1988 and system in serious operational
Civil Aviation: Three airports handled
flights: Murtala Muhammad International at Lagos, Aminu
International at Kano, and Port Harcourt. Twenty-nine
airports with paved runways. Nigeria Airways parastatal
domestic and international flights.
Ports: Three major complexes: Lagos (including
and Tin Can Island), which handled majority of cargo,
(including Warri and Sapele on Niger River), and Rivers
(including Port Harcourt); Calabar (on Cross River), major
eastern port. Crude oil exported through Bonny, near Port
Harcourt, and Burutu, near Warri.
Communications: Telecommunications being
1990; domestic satellite system linked all major urban
good international telecommunications system. Also 65 AM
stations and various television stations.
Data as of June 1991