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Title: A public-private partnership (PPP) based framework for the management of airport infrastructure facilities in Nigeria
Author: Eke, Celestina Nkechi
ISNI:       0000 0004 7231 130X
Awarding Body: Glasgow Caledonian University
Current Institution: Glasgow Caledonian University
Date of Award: 2017
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Despite regular financial commitments into airport infrastructure by successive Nigerian governments towards its maintenance and sustainability, minimal strategy is put in place towards the management of its infrastructure facilities. The resultant effect of this negligence is the use of obsolete communications equipment, dysfunctional radar systems, unmaintained runways, and the use of old airplanes just to mention but a few. This lack of maintenance and proper management make facilities unsafe and uncomfortable for use as they negatively impact users’ comfort, national earnings and pride. This research therefore aimed at developing a strategy for the management of Nigerian airport infrastructure facilities with a view to enhancing their efficiency, maintenance, overall service delivery and sustainability. The philosophical stance used to guide this investigation was a Pragmatic paradigm utilising a mixed method research design. This research focuses on four major international airports in Nigeria, spread across four geographical regions o f the country. These airports were Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos; Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja; Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano; and, Port Harcourt International Airport, Port Harcourt. The primary data collection instrument employed for this study was a cross-sectional questionnaire survey. This was supported by in-depth interviews. The factors adopted for both the questionnaire and interviews were based on an extensive review of literature on the phenomena of airport infrastructure management which provided insight into the key themes. Quantitative and qualitative data were collected simultaneously on the management of airport infrastructure facilities through the administration of questionnaires and interviews at four airport locations in Nigeria. 250 questionnaires were administered with a total of 195 completed and useable responses (representing a response rate of 78%) received and analysed. The interviews were conducted on twenty-two (22) top management and senior staff within both public and private sectors as related to Airport Infrastructure Facilities Management in Nigeria. Both descriptive and inferential statistics (involving mean score and chi-square analyses) obtained from SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) output was employed for the quantitative strand while descriptive statistics with further interpretations of data were employed in qualitative strand. Findings from the data analyses show that the management of existing airport facilities in Nigeria is highly ineffective; project preparation processes for airport infrastructure facilities management under the existing PPP strategies in Nigeria are grossly inadequate. Despite the adoption of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) based arrangements to improve on the situation in some areas, their implementation strategies fall short of the desired results, largely due to a lack of an enabling environment, and complexity of implementation strategies. This research identified these key shortcomings and establishes the need for provision of crucial enablers for successful PPP transactions and sustainability. To address these challenges, a framework structured on four component parts defined in phases as General Project Preparation, Project Procurement Strategy, Project Implementation and Project Sustainability was developed. The first phase, General Project Preparation, outlines the project preparation process and management techniques required for effective infrastructure development. The second phase, Project Procurement Strategy, involves evaluation of project selection, risk, financial viability and bankable feasibility. The third phase examines the factors necessary for effective Project Implementation', (i) Project Implementation Team; (ii) Governance Structure, Roles and Responsibilities; (Hi) Competitive procurement strategies; (iv) Project Monitoring and Evaluation; and (v) Dispute Resolution Strategies that should be considered. The fourth phase, Project Sustainability, establishes the need for provision of crucial enablers for successful PPP transactions and sustainability. The framework would better facilitate a PPP based approach that could enhance effective management of airport infrastructure facilities.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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