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People crowd on a road near Balogun market to shop, a day before Christmas in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos December 24, 2012.
People crowd on a road near Balogun market to shop, a day before Christmas in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos December 24, 2012.
(Akintunde Akinleye/Reuters)

The Roundup: Nigerian lessons on lax infrastructure

Want to see what economists are talking about when they stress infrastructure modernization as a critical building building block for Canada’s future prosperity? Try looking at places where the infrastructure has lapsed into such a state of disrepair that it is holding the economic potential of a country’s people hostage. Try looking at Nigeria.