The needs to provide adequate infrastructures, especially housings as well as to complement the efforts of government towards provision of basic amenities gave rise to the adoption of public-private partnership approaches by stakeholders. In Gombe State, the application of PPP recorded low implementation. Therefore, the study aimed at exploring the application of PPP within Gombe State for infrastructure’s developments. Descriptive design by survey strategies used while the data collected through administered questionnaires to the core construction professionals. Sixty-six valid questionnaires returned and analysed using Mean, Relative Importance Index (RII) and Percentage Rank Agreement Factor (PRAF). The results showed that; more than 50% of respondent agreed to the need for PPP in infrastructural development especially in the area of housing, hospitals and schools. Also, the top three likely barriers when implementing PPP in Gombe State are high rate of corruption practice (MS=3.41), misunderstanding of the PPP concept (MS=3.27) and Lack of patronage/interest by general public (MS=3.25). Moreover, the most significant driver for implementation of PPP found to be favourable investment environment, transparency in the PPP procurement process and providing well-functioning regulatory frameworks. The study concludes that, when applying PPP for infrastructure development in Gombe State, the B-O-O-T or B-D approach is most suitable in the area of building or roads construction projects and further recommend the elimination or reducing of corruption to the barest minimum as well as creating awareness among the general public and stakeholders on PPP.
Key Word: Public Private-Partnership, Infrastructure, Gombe, Application, Projects