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A New Chinese-Built Road in Nigeria Highlights Why Infrastructure is So Important For Local People and, More Importantly, Politicians

Both truckers and workers are celebrating the opening of a new, modern road that leads to the Ogun-Guangdong Free Trade zone in western Nigeria. The recently opened road has dramatically improved transport times for cargo and made it much easier for thousands of workers to get to their jobs inside the FTZ.

Beyond the convenience that the new road brings, it also provides valuable opportunities for local and state politicians to leverage this kind of infrastructure for their own political benefit.

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