Nigeria’s infrastructure company (Infra-Co), which is expected to grow to N15trn ($37bn) in assets and capital in the next few years, will ... go a long way in helping to raise capital from private investors and transforming the power sector, says Kola Adesina, group managing director at Sahara Power Group, an energy and infrastructure company.
While petrol prices in Nigeria are subsidised, diesel prices are unregulated, so the impact of higher crude is immediate and unavoidable. According to research from Chapel Hill Denham, diesel prices are up 129% so far this year, and the firm forecasts that prices will end 2022 up 123%.
The cost of diesel has become a regular dinner-table topic, says Mickael Vogel, director at the Hawilti research group in Lagos. The only alternative in Nigeria is to use gas, but many smaller companies can’t manage the required capital expenditure, he says.