TRL designed and conducted a comprehensive survey to provide insight into the nature of freight movement along the A2, one of Nigeria’s key strategic north-south trade routes. It connects Abuja, Kaduna and Kano.

6,000 number of HGV drivers questioned
258 miles
distance from Abuja to Kano on the A2

The challenge

Nigeria relies on road freight movement for prosperity and growth of its economy. World Bank and NIAF needed a clear view of the current risks and opportunities, in order to contribute to plans to sustain and improve strategic trade routes.

Our approach

We carried out truck observations along the route, together with surveys of drivers and operators. We interviewed more than 6,000 HGV drivers to obtain information about road condition, congestion and personal, vehicle and load safety.

The results

The survey was the most comprehensive driver engagement activity ever conducted in Nigeria. World Bank received a set of prioritised recommendations. These were included in their country review report.

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