The Corona Virus (COVID-19) Pandemic and the Challenge of Healthcare Infrastructure in Nigeria: What Role for Public-private Partnerships?

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While it is not new that Nigeria is challenged by a huge infrastructure deficit, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the country’s comatose healthcare system. Given the country’s dwindling revenue, massive debt profile and the inability of the public-sector to efficiently manage public facilities in the country, this paper examines how the public-private partnership model of infrastructure procurement can be deployed as a solution for Nigeria’s healthcare crisis. In addition to the above, this paper takes a look at how a partnership with the private sector can aid Nigeria’s quest towards achieving healthcare-related Sustainable Development Goals. The paper also considers two healthcare-based projects as case studies to serve as lessons for future projects in the country. Among others, the paper recommends a holistic long-term solution for the country’s healthcare needs.

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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages35
Publication statusPublished - 28 Mar 2021

Publication series

NameTheoretical and Applied Law
ISSN (Print)2686-7834


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