Describe the means of transportation and communication one would find in Nigeria.

Much of the road system in Nigeria is in disrepair and barely useable, that's why massive traffic jams are very common in the large cities. So to ease the traffic problems, people often share taxis or ride in trucks.

Nigeria's second means of transportation are railroads, typically the most suitable type of transportation for heavy traffic flows when speed is also an advantage because of the lower cost per person per load as the train load increases.

Even though telephone lines have existed in the major cities since the late 1970’s, mobile phone service has expanded considerably more quickly, as telephone service was expensive and inadequate and, was often cut off for no apparent reason.

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Updated on Monday, September 01 2014 at 04:51AM EDT
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