The Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility (UKNIAF) programme improves the lives of Nigeria’s poorest people by transforming the way infrastructure is planned, delivered, and managed. UKNIAF catalyzes sustainable infrastructure development at a national level and unlocks the significant infrastructure constraints currently in place which disproportionately affect those in extreme poverty.
UKNIAF is the UK’s flagship technical assistance initiative in Nigeria’s infrastructure space. The project supports Nigerian government counterparts who have requested assistance in delivering reform programmes geared towards providing inclusive economic growth. Specifically, DT Global supports to the Road and Power components of UKNIAF. Support to the Federal Road Network focuses on the implementation of a set of advocacy measures coordinated through appropriate stakeholder engagement. The works includes:
We also support the National Mass Metering Programme as part of the UKNIAF power component. The objective is to improve the liquidity of the power sector through eliminating arbitrary billing, fast-tracking closure of the metering gap among Nigeria's electricity consumers, increasing local meter production capacity and improving the availability of electricity consumption data for better market coordination. Additionally, we support the development of the tendering and procurement process, including smart meter specifications and planning for meter roll-out.
UKNIAF's goal is to improve access to inclusive, climate compatible social and economic infrastructure to contribute to the economic growth and human development of Nigeria.