The provision of
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responsible to provide infrastructure via dependence on loans and credits from
financial institutions, the requirement for the infrastructure deficit is such
that cannot be met by relying on the public sector to boost public investment
without increasing public borrowing. The exclusive funding of social services
in Nigeria was a challenge in early 80s; the economy co-opted International
Monetary Fund (IMF) and Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP) to disengage
social service delivery. The premise of global economic meltdown declined the
revenue base and source of income as a means of funding social services in
Nigeria. Public Private Partnership initiative has the prospect to attain
financial constraints to improve the framework for business environment. The
paper examines the link between PPP and social service delivery in Nigeria, and
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